Today’s Notable U. S. Birthdays
Thomas Starzl – The father of modern transplantation.
Thomas E. Starzl (March 11, 1926) is an American physician, researcher, and is an expert on organ transplants. He performed the first human liver transplants, and has often been referred to as “the father of modern transplantation.”Wikipedia – The Free Encyclopedia
Ralph David Abernathy, Sr. (March 11, 1926 – April 17, 1990) was a leader of the American Civil Rights Movement, a minister, and a close associate of Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Following King’s assassination, Dr. Abernathy took up the leadership of the SCLC Poor People’s Campaign and led the March on Washington, D.C. that had been planned for May 1968.Wikipedia – The Free Encyclopedia