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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

February 24th



On this day in 1968 Jocelyn Bell discovers 1st pulsar. "A bit of scuff" she knighted Little Green Man (LGM1). It changed the heavenly bodies.

On this day in 1981, Jean Harris is convicted of murdering Scarsdale diet doctor Tarnower. While in prison Harris revolutionized the prison's educational system. Making it possible for inmates to complete their GED and work toward a college degree. Released in 1992, Harris maintains she did not murder Tarower.