TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT

Oct. 18, 1962

James D. Wat­son, Fran­cis Crick and Mau­rice Wilkins were hon­ored with the No­bel Prize for Medicine and Phys­i­ol­ogy for de­ter­min­ing the dou­ble-he­lix molec­u­lar struc­ture of DNA.

ALSO ON THIS DATE 1767

The Ma­son-Dixon line, the bound­ary be­tween colo­nial Penn­syl­va­nia, Mary­land and Delaware, was set as as­tronomers Charles Ma­son and Jeremiah Dixon com­pleted their sur­vey.

1867

The United States took for­mal pos­ses­sion of Alaska from Rus­sia.

1931

In­ven­tor Thomas Alva Edi­son died in West Orange, New Jer­sey, at age 84.

1954

Texas In­stru­ments un­veiled the Re­gency TR-1, the first com­mer­cially pro­duced tran­sis­tor ra­dio.

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