Today’s Notable Birthdays
Edward Jenner - English scientist who developed smallpox vaccine.
Edward Jenner, (17 May 1749 – 26 January 1823) was an English scientist who studied his natural surroundings in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England. Jenner is widely credited as the pioneer of smallpox vaccine, and is sometimes referred to as the ‘Father of Immunology’.
U. S. Contemporaries: Revolutionary War Cycle – Republican Generation – Hero (Civic) (1742-1766)
Lucy (Hills) Nelson was born on this day in 1873