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PENICILLIN DISCOVERED ON THIS DAY

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Sir Alexander Fleming  (6 August 1881 – 11 March 1955)

Sir Alexander Fleming was a young bacteriologist when an
accidental discovery led to one of the great developments
of modern medicine on September 3, 1928
. Having left a
plate of staphylococcus bacteria uncovered, Fleming noticed
that a mold that had fallen on the culture had killed many of
the bacteria. He identified the mold as penicillium notatum,
similar to the kind found on bread.

In 1929, Fleming introduced his mold by-product called
penicillin to cure bacterial infections.

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MASTODON BONES FOUND IN MICHIGAN

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KENT COUNTY, Mich. (WWMT) — A construction project turned
into a dig site after road crews uncovered mastodon bones last
week in Michigan.

The skeleton appeared to be 60% of a single, juvenile mastodon
that died over 11,700 years ago, according Dr. Cory Redman, the
Grand Rapids Public Museum’s science curator.

Crews were working on the Geers Intercounty drain construction
project in Newaygo when Drain Commissioner Ken Yonker said
an orange tint in the soupy mud had the team growing suspicious
that it could be bones.

Dr. Redman said the bones are expected to be on view at the
Grand  Rapids Public Museum, but the conservation process
could take
up to 1 1/2 years until they’re ready for display.


The museum is working with the
University of Michigan’s
Museum
of Paleontology to continue studying the bones.

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Grand Rapids Public Museum Science Curator Dr. Cory
Redman.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY IN 1922

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British archaeologist Howard Carter and his workmen discovered
a step leading to the tomb of King
Tutankhamen in the Valley of
the Kings in Egypt on November 4, 1922.

When Carter first arrived in Egypt in 1891, most of the ancient
Egyptian tombs had been discovered, though the little-known
King Tutankhamen, who had died when he was 18, was still
unaccounted for. After
World War I, Carter began an intensive
search for “King Tut’s Tomb,” finally finding steps to the burial
room hidden in the debris near the entrance of the nearby tomb
of King Ramses VI in the Valley of the Kings. On November 26,
1922, Carter and fellow archaeologist Lord Carnarvon entered
the interior chambers of the tomb, finding them miraculously
intact.

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Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon at the opening of
King Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings,
Egypt, 1922. Screen print from a photograph.

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KING TUTANKHAMUN

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GEM OF A FIND IN LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS

A California woman found a 4.38-carat yellow diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park (Photo: Crater of Diamonds State Park)

 


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (
KATV) – A California woman found a 4.38-carat
yellow diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park.

According to a release from the park, Noreen Wredberg, of Granite
Bay, California, said she found the diamond sitting on top of the
ground within an hour of searching.

Wredberg said that she and her husband, Michael, arrived at the
Arkansas state park on Thursday. She said she started to search
in a shaded area near the mine entrance, but her husband
suggested they venture farther out.

His suggestion paid off, because about 40 minutes later as she
was walking just north of a central pathway in the search area,
she spotted the sparkling gem on top of the ground.

 

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Noreen Wredberg

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MEDICINE DISCOVERED ON THIS DAY IN 1928

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Sir Alexander Fleming  (August 6, 1881 – March 11, 1955)


Sir Alexander Fleming (above) was a young bacteriologist when
an accidental discovery led to one of the great developments
of modern medicine on September 28, 1928. Having left a plate
of staphylococcus bacteria uncovered, Fleming noticed that
a mold that had fallen on the culture had killed many of the
bacteria. He identified the mold as penicillium notatum,
similar to the kind found on bread.

In 1929, Fleming introduced his mold by-product called
penicillin to cure bacterial infections.

 

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