Today's Birthday Today's Birthday is a free service of TheFreeDictionary.com http://www.sedanweb.com en-us Farlex, Inc. Thu, 22 Apr 2021 05:00:00 GMT 360 Today's Birthday http://www.sedanweb.com http://img.tfd.com/modules/thm_tb.png 120 60 Thu, 22 Apr 2021 05:00:00 GMT Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909) https://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Rita+Levi-Montalcini //encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Rita+Levi-Montalcini# A dual citizen of Italy and the US, Levi-Montalcini did her most important work with American biochemist Stanley Cohen. Studying mouse tumors implanted in chicken embryos, the pair isolated a nerve-growth factor in 1952, the first of many cell-growth factors found in animals. For this discovery, they were awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. In 2001, she was made a "senator for life" in the Italian senate. In what unusual place did Levi-Montalcini build her first laboratory? Discuss
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Wed, 21 Apr 2021 05:00:00 GMT Henry Wheeler Shaw, AKA Josh Billings (1818) https://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Josh+Billings //encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Josh+Billings# Shaw studied at Hamilton College but was expelled for removing the clapper from the chapel bell. After a roving life as farmer, explorer, and coal miner, he settled in Poughkeepsie, New York, as an auctioneer and real estate dealer. In 1860, using the pseudonym Josh Billings, he began to write humorous sketches and homespun philosophies in rural dialect—often with intentionally crude misspellings—and soon became a popular lecturer. What are some of Shaw's best aphorisms?
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Tue, 20 Apr 2021 05:00:00 GMT Edward L. Beach, Jr. (1918) https://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Edward+L.+Beach,+Jr. //encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Edward+L.+Beach,+Jr.# A highly decorated American naval officer and WWII veteran, Beach became the naval aide to the US president following the war. In his free time, he wrote. Drawing on his wartime experiences, Beach penned 13 books. His first and best-known published work, 1955's Run Silent, Run Deep, was made into a film of the same name in 1958. In 1960, Beach commanded the first submerged circumnavigation aboard the USS Triton, an American nuclear-powered submarine unique for having two what?
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