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Government & Advocacy

  • 1873 - The Arkansas State legislature, under the leadership of Governor James Henderson Berry, establishes the Arkansas Lunatic Asylum. The hospital was renamed the Arkansas State Hospital for Nervous Diseases in 1905 and then to Arkansas State Hospital in 1933.[1][2]


Sports

  • 2008 - The US Paralympic Team nominates eight athletes to the U.S. Archery Team including, Jeff Fabry, Chuck Lear, Kevin Stone, Russell Wolfe, Lindsey Carmichael, Joe Bailey, Eric Bennett, and TJ Pemberton.[3]


Births

  • 1850 - George Huntington - American physician, first to describe symptoms of a hereditary chorea or "Huntington's Disease".


Deaths

  • 1894 - Arthur Hill Hassall - British physician. Hassall, along with German chemist, Friedrich Accum, were the first to fight the intentional reduction of food and drug quality, known as the adulteration of food which can cause severe illness and disability.[4]


References

  1. "Arkansas State Hospital." The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture. The Central Arkansas Library System. 2008. Accessed on March 21, 2008.
  2. "James Henderson Berry." Old State House Museum. 2008. Accessed on March 21, 2008.
  3. Bourgeois, Beth. "Eight Archers are Beijing Bound for the 2008 Paralympic Games." United States Olympic Committee. April 9, 2008. Accessed on May 28, 2008.
  4. "The fight against food adulteration." Royal Society of Chemistry. 2008. Accessed on June 3, 2008.