#514 Richard Shope / Stephen Slesinger – 25 December 1901

Richard Shope

Richard Shope (December 25, 1901–October 2, 1966) was an American virologist who was first to isolate an influenza virus and first to vaccinate animals against influenza. In the 1930s, Shope, a physician at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, identified the causative agent as a virus in the 1918-19 Spanish influenza pandemic.

Stephen Slesinger

Stephen Slesinger (December 25, 1901 – December 17, 1953), was an American radio/television/film producer, creator of comic strip characters and the father of the licensing industry. He acquired the merchandising rights to illustrations, texts and characters including Winnie-the-Pooh and Tarzan.


Also born on this day :
Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester was a member of the British Royal Family.
Milada Horáková was a Czech politician executed by Communists on charges of conspiracy and treason.
Jerry Dolan was an Australian rules football er and coach
Joe Bonomo famous American weight lifter, strongman, film stunt performer and actor.
Miodrag Grbić was a Serbian archeologist.
Eduard Bargheer was a German painter and printmaker.
Buster Chatham is a former Major League Baseball infielder.
Patrick W Timberlake was a General in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II

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