America's first hospital opens, Glenn Miller earns the first gold record, Nelson Mandela is released from prison after 27 years, and Whitney Houston dies, all on this day.
1925: Virginia E. Johnson, the psychologist best known as the junior member of the Masters and Johnson sexuality research team, is born Mary Virginia Eshelman in Springfield, Missouri. Along with William H. Masters, whom she eventually married in 1971, she pioneered research into the nature of human sexual response and the diagnosis and treatment of sexual dysfunctions and disorders from 1957 until the 1990s. Johnson died at age 88 on July 24, 2013.
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