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Friday, July 15, 2011

July 9th


Born this day in 1926, Mathilde Krim, medical researcher, health educator of HIV/ AIDS. In 1981, as the first cases of HIV AIDS were reported, Krim was one of the first to understand the enormity and the impact of the AIDS virus could have on society. She changed her research work to researching and then the great need of education about AIDS. In April 1983, Krim founded the AIDS Medical Foundation (AMF), the first private organization concerned with fostering and supporting AIDS research. In 2000, Krim recieved the Presidential Medal of Freedom for all her work and continued work. To learn more about AIDS research and Krim's work, www.amfar.org

On this day in 1891, Irene Coit became the first woman admitted to Yale University.

On this day in 1982, Margaret Thatcher began her 2nd term as Britain's Prime Minister.