Today – May 17

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Today’s Notable Birthdays

Foreign Birthday

Edward Jenner – English scientist who developed smallpox vaccine.

Edward Jenner (1749-1823)
Edward Jenner (1749-1823) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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’.

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U. S. Contemporaries: Revolutionary War Cycle – Republican Generation – Hero (Civic) (1742-1766)


Heritage Birthday

Lucy (Hills) Nelson was born on this day in 1873

Lucy (Hills) Nelson (May 17 1873, Iowa – Jun 02 1918, Montana) was my great-grandmother.  She was married to William Nelson in 1891.

World War Cycle – The Gilded Age – First Turning, High (1866-1885)
Missionary Generation – Prophet (Idealist) (1860-1882)

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