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What Happened on June 17, 1894

Historical Events


Historic DiscoveryPolio

1st US poliomyelitis epidemic breaks out in Rutland, Vermont

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Children with polio in a US hospital, inside an iron lung. In about 0.5% of cases, patients suffered from paralysis, sometimes resulting in the inability to breathe. More often, limbs would be paralyzed.
Children with polio in a US hospital, inside an iron lung. In about 0.5% of cases, patients suffered from paralysis, sometimes resulting in the inability to breathe. More often, limbs would be paralyzed.
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1894 Highlights

About June 17, 1894

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 126 years, 7 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Gemini