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March 23

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  • 1857 - Elisha Otis's first elevator is installed at 488 Broadway New York City. Today, elevators are extremely important accommodations for people with disabilities.[1]


Births

  • 1907 - Daniel Bovet - Swiss-born Italian pharmacologist. Bovet is known for his discovery of antihistamines, which block the neurotransmitter histamine and are used in allergy medication.[2]


References

  1. "Otis: A Visual Timeline." Otis Worldwide. 2008. Accessed on March 21, 2008
  2. "Daniel Bovet." NobelPrize.org. The Nobel Foundation. 1957. Accessed March 21, 2008.