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What Happened on May 17, 1749

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Person of interestEdward Jenner

Edward Jenner, English physician, father of immunology, pioneered smallpox vaccinations, born in Berkeley (d. 1823)

Physician and Scientist Edward Jenner
Physician and Scientist
Edward Jenner

1749 Highlights

About May 17, 1749

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 271 years, 8 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus