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A survivor of Hiroshima’s atomic bombing went to Boston in 1951 and won the Marathon.
Ronald Reagan almost died on the set of the 1951 comedy “Bedtime for Bonzo” when his costar—a chimp—strangled him by pulling on his tie.
In September, 1951, seventeen-month-old Mark Bennet of Vancouver, B.C., was stung 447 times by wasps and lived. He was released from the hospital after twenty days of treatment.