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February 27, 1950 (Monday)
- An unidentified 8-year-old boy from the Letchworth Village institution near Otisville, New York, became the first test subject for the prototype of the oral polio vaccine, developed by Dr. Hilary Koprowski. After the boy showed no signs of side effects, Dr. Koprowski expanded the experiment to another 19 children.
Integration and the Marine Corps
Back on on 4 January the assistant commandant, Maj. Gen. Oliver P. Smith, had said , black units would be formed "in any area where there is an expressed interest" provided that the black population was large enough to support it."
Roy Wilkins of the NAACP wrote SecDef Johnson today, objecting to the creation of another all-black Marine reserve unit in New York City. The Marine Corps justified it on the grounds that the choice of integrated or segregated units must be made by the local community "in accord with its cultural values."[18-8] [note]