Monday, February 13, 2012

Did You Know That...

French chemist Louis Pasteur (1822-95) not only developed the process named after him - pasteurization - but; made the other important contributions to public health including a vaccination to prevent anthrax in sheep and cattle. He also developed a vaccine to treat rabies.

Back in 1957, Beatle member John Lennon was only 16 and had started a musical group called The Quarrymen. He invited his 15-year-old friend, Paul McCartney, to join the band. The next year, George Harrison, just 14 became a member. Ringo Starr came along a little later in 1962 when the group had become known as The Beatles.

Horror and fantasy writer Stephen King has written many best sellers in his prolific career. He once described himself as "the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and fries".

The American Civil War was a time of military inventions. Among the innovations were land mines, barbed wire, hand grenades, submarines and machine guns.

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