Keeping the promise

December 2, 2008 at 11:19 am | Posted in Health, Masaoka Fellow | Leave a comment

World AIDS Day (1988-2008)On this day, December 1, a lot has happened:

  • 1955: Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man aboard a Montgomery, Ala., city bus.
  • 1959: Antarctica became a scientific preserve, free form military activity.
  • 1963: The Beatles’ first single, “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” was released in the United States.

And in 1988, the World Health Organization established December 1 as World AIDS Day to raise awareness about the global AIDS epidemic.

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