Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Today in History: May 27

  • 1927 In an obvious assault on alphabetical order, the Ford Motor Company ceases manufacturing the Ford Model T and retools plants to make the Ford Model A.

  • 1907 Rachel Carson, author of the book "Silent Spring" which lead to a worldwide ban on the use of DDT.

    Paul Hermann Muller was awarded the 1948 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his 1939 discovery of DDT as an insecticide useful in the control of malaria, yellow fever and many other insect-vector diseases.

    One of these two is not like the other.
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