Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Today in History: March 26

  • 1492 English printer William Caxton dies this month; first book (1473) printed in English; printed Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (1478) and Le Morte d'Arthur (1485).
  • 1874 American poet Robert Frost born; 4 Pulitzers; wrote "The Road Not Taken", "Fire and Ice", "Nothing Gold Can Stay", "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening".
  • 1885 American inventor George Eastman manufactures the first continuous-strip flexible photographic film, in spools; quickly replaces glass photo plates.
  • 1953 American physician Jonas Salk announced polio vaccine.
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