Sunday, February 25, 2018

Adv14 For release Wednesday, May 14

1796: English physician Edward Jenner inoculated 8-year-old James Phipps against smallpox by using cowpox matter.

1948: The independent state of Israel was proclaimed in Tel Aviv.

1973: The United States launched Skylab 1, its first manned space station. (Skylab 1 remained in orbit for six years.)

2013: Actress Angelina Jolie revealed she'd undergone a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that made it likely she would get breast cancer.

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