Saturday, April 5, 2008

Today in History: April 5

  • 1753 British Museum is founded.
  • 1827 British surgeon Joseph Lister born; father of antiseptic medicine, the basis of modern surgery.
  • 1900 American actor Spencer Tracy born; Two Consecutive Oscars (1937 for Captains Courageous and 1938 for Boys Town).
  • 1908 American actress Bette Davis born; Two Oscars (for 1935 Dangerous and 1938 Jezebel); "Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night!" from All About Eve (1950).
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