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Wow, Dave!  Thanks for sharing what turned out to be a wonderful story of triumph in the face of adversity indeed.

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Mary's dad had an issue breathing when her parents were on a trip in Switzerland in the early 1980's. They were going up the Matterhorn when he became breathless for a while. When they got back down he had an x-ray and was told he had spots on his left lung. He had it checked here and the specialist here in Madison removed part of the lung which showed he had TB at some point. He never had any more problems. He lived to be 89.

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To those born on March 24th,   HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

 

Peyton Manning, former quarterback/football player

 

Star Jones, attorney and former TV personality

 

Jim Parsons, actor (The Big Bang theory)

 

and to the late....

 

Dorothy Height, civil rights activist

 

Harry Houdini, magician

 

Clyde Barrow, bank robber of the duo Bonnie and Clyde

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Today is March 24th and it is:

World Tuberculosis Day

 

World Tuberculosis Day is a worldwide event that aims to raise public awareness about tuberculosis and the efforts made to prevent and treat this disease. This event is held on March 24 each year and is promoted by organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO).

 

March 24th marks the day in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch detected the cause of tuberculosis--the TB bacillus. This was a first step towards diagnosing and curing tuberculosis. World Tuberculosis Day can be traced back to 1982, when the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease launched World TB Day on March 24 that year, to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Dr. Koch’s discovery.

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I plan on posting interesting tidbits about each day/date of the calendar.  I hope others will add to it as well.  It can be related to any subject as long as it happened on or is correlated in some way with that particular date.

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