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ON THIS DAY: May 26, 2018

May 26th is

Paper Airplane Day

Blueberry Cheesecake Day

World Lindy Hop Day


MORE! Aleksandr Pushkin, Giuseppe Garibaldi and Mamie Smith, click 1.449 kata lagi


May 26 in history

451   Battle of Avarayr between Armenian rebels and the Sassanid Emire.

113 5 Alfonso VII of León and Castile was crowned in the Cathedral of Leon as  904 kata lagi


Edward Jenner and the smallpox vaccine

On this day, the 14th May, in 1796, the first documented case of cowpox inoculation was carried out by Dr Edward Jenner. This blog looks at Dr Jenner and the development of the smallpox vaccine and public attitudes to the treatment of the disease. 791 kata lagi

Rare Book Collection

Inoculation Proves its Worth; Mozart Gets Smallpox as Dad Says No

1717. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, feminist wife of Britain’s ambassador to Ottoman Empire, is stunned by the Turks’ means of conferring immunity against smallpox, inoculation/variolation… 1.187 kata lagi


Lady Montagu, 18th Century British Aristocrat, Feminist, Smallpox Fighter and Public Health Heroine

The year is 1718. Smallpox inoculation is unknown in Western cultures, and vaccine is still decades in the future. Commoners and kings are powerless against the onslaught of the speckled monster. 1.186 kata lagi




“It shuffled the leadership of royal houses like a handful of playing cards.” So says writer Maryn McKenna of smallpox. (See my previous post.) 859 kata lagi


'The Turkish Embassy Letters': The many faces of Lady Mary.

Throughout her letters, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu presents herself in many lights, depending on who she is writing to. This shows the idea of presenting our ‘best selves’ has been around for a while. 309 kata lagi