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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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William (Billy) Martin Joel is 73 years old today.      
  

Billy Joel, nicknamed the "Piano Man" after his first single and
signature song of the same name
as well as the similarly named
1973 album, he has led a commercially successful career as a
solo artist since the 1970s, having released 12 studio albums
from 1971 to 1993 as well as one studio album in 2001.

He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, as well as 
the seventh-best-selling recording artist and the fourth-best-
selling solo artist in the
U.S.
with over 160 million records sold
worldwide. His 1985 compilation album, Greatest Hits Vol. 1 & 2,
is one of the
best-selling albums in the United States.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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CHILDREN RECEIVE FIRST VACCINE IN 1954


Dr.Jonas Salk administered one of the first polio shots.

 

On February 23, 1954, a group of children from Arsenal
Elementary School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, receive the
first injections of the new polio vaccine developed by Dr.
Jonas
Salk
(above). Thanks to the vaccine, by the 21st
century polio cases were reduced by 99 percent worldwide.

Though not as devastating as the plague or influenza,
poliomyelitis was a highly contagious disease that emerged
in terrifying outbreaks and seemed impossible to stop.

Attacking the nerve cells and sometimes the central nervous
system, polio caused muscle deterioration, paralysis and even
death. Even as medicine vastly improved in the first half of the
20th century in the Western world, polio still struck, affecting
mostly children but sometimes adults as well.

The most famous victim of a 1921 outbreak in America was
future President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, then a young
politician. The disease spread quickly, leaving his legs
permanently paralyzed.

 

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A CALL TO PROTEST MASK WEARING IN 1919

A call to protest by the Anti-Mask League in The San Francisco Chronicle, on Jan. 25, 1919.
Item from The San Francisco Chronicle.

The 1918 influenza pandemic was the most severe pandemic in
recent history. It was caused by an H1N1 virus with genes of avian
origin. Although there is not universal consensus regarding where
the virus originated, it spread worldwide during 1918-1919.

The Anti-Mask League held its first organizational meeting, open to
the public at the Dreamland Rink, where they united behind demands
for the repeal of the mask ordinance and for the resignations of the mayor and health officials.

Their objections included lack of scientific evidence that masks
worked and the idea that forcing people to wear the coverings was unconstitutional.(
The New York Times)

Rail commuters wearing white protective masks, one with the additional message “wear a mask or go to jail,” during the 1918 influenza pandemic in California.

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DISEASE OFFICIALLY DECLARED WIPED OUT

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On December 9, 1979, a commission of scientists declared smallpox
has been eradicated. The disease, which carries around a 30 percent chance of death for those who contract it, is the only infectious
disease afflicting humans that has officially been eradicated.

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Three former directors of the Global Smallpox Eradication Program read the news that smallpox had been globally eradicated.

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