Tuesday, July 31, 2012

July 31

July issues of different magazines

Mr. & Ms. Vol. 25 No. 15, July 31, 2001
On the front cover: Natalia Oreiro
On the back cover: Pia Guanio for the Alaska Milk print ad

Events that happened on July 31:
1889 – Jose Rizal’s article, “Una Profanacion” (A Profanation”), a sharp attack against the friars for refusing to bury Mariano Herbosa in a Catholic cemetery because he was a brother-in-law of Rizal, was published in La Solidaridad.
1946 – Philippine Airline (PAL) became the first Asian airline to cross the Pacific Ocean when a chartered Douglas DC-4 ferried 40 American servicemen to Oakland, California, from Nielson Airport in Makati, with stops in Guam, Wake Island, Johnston Atoll, and Honolulu, Hawaii.
1961 – The Association of Southeast Asia (ASA) with Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines as members,was established in Bangkok.
1980 – President Ferdinand Marcos formed the Light Rail Transit Authority for the construction of the first light railway transit (LRT) system in the Philippines.

Personalities and celebrities born on July 31:
1891 – Jose Ma. Nava, Hiligaynon playwright, newspaperman and labor leader – in Iloilo City (d. January 14, 1954).
1997 – Barbie Forteza (full name Barbara Ambas Forteza), actress and commercial model – in Biñan, Laguna.

A symbolic illustration of
“The Test Tube Baby,”
on the cover Time (July 31, 1978),
six days after Louis Joy Brown was
delivered through Caesarean operation
at the Oldham General Hospital.
Picture Trivia
          Louise Joy Brown is known as the world's “first test tube baby.” In reality, however, the baby was not “created” in a test tube as one might think. The method of in-vitro fertilization (IVF), or the fertilization of a woman’s ovum by a spermatozoa, is done in a fluid medium in a petri dish. The fertilized ovum or zygote is returned to the woman’s uterus, the objective of which is to have a successful pregnancy and birth. The IVF was conceptualized by Dr. Patrick Steptoe (1913-1988) and Dr. Robert Edwards (1925-2013). Lesley Brown undertook this procedure on November 10, 1977. After 256 days, on July 25, 1978, a baby girl was born through Caesarean operation and was named Louise Joy Brown.
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