On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 1938

Historical Events

Historic DiscoveryPolio

March of Dimes established to fight polio

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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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Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Boon, Flemish priest/philologist, dies at 54
1938 Highlights

About January 3, 1938

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 9 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn