3 Things to Know About Today; From circus animals to the first cloned animal and a tank battle inbetween
  1. Hello Dolly! The world’s first cloned sheep, Dolly, was born on this day in 1996, which marked the first time a mammal was cloned from an adult animal cell. The impact of her life is still discussed today. Incidentally, the sheep was named after country music legend, Dolly Parton. Source: National Museums Scotland website, www.nms.ac.uk
  2. The Battle of Kursk, history’s largest battle involving tanks, began on this day in 1943, according to www.historynet.com.
  3. P.T. Barnum, or Phineas Taylor Barnum, was born on this day in 1810 in Bethel, Connecticut. The showman co-founded the Barnum and Bailey circus with his business partner, James A. Bailey, according to information on https://www.britannica.com. Barnum was known for his widespread use of sensationalism and exaggeration to publicize his events, eventually leading to the well-known phrase, “The greatest show on Earth.” That show shut down after 146 years in May of 2017.
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