This Day In Kixtory

December 28

1981: The first American “test-tube baby,” a child born as a result of in-vitro fertilization, is born in Norfolk, Virginia. 

Considered a miracle at the time, births like that of Elizabeth Jordan Carr are now common.

1973: President Richard Nixon signs the Endangered Species Act into law. The act, which Nixon called for the previous year, is considered one of the most significant environmental laws in American history.

1975: Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach throws a 50-yard touchdown pass to Drew Pearson in the waning seconds to beat the Minnesota Vikings in a playoff game, 17-14. Afterward, Staubach calls the miraculous touchdown a “Hail Mary,” thus cementing the term for a desperation pass.

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