On This Day: 26th March

Posted on: Fri 26 Mar 2021

In 1953, American virologist and medical researcher Jonas Salk announced the successful preliminary trials of a vaccine for Polio.

In 1973, women were allowed on the floor of the London Stock Exchange for the first time after campaigning for decades to break the 170-year-old history of men controlling the stock exchange.

In 1944, lead singer of the Supremes Diana Ross was born. Her career has spanned 70 hit singles, 5 films, a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys, an Academy Award nomination, and a Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Breakfast producer, Shannon Pearce, joins Breakfast’s Tom Mann and Paul Davies to tell us more.

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Produced by Shannon Pearce


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