Sherman begins his march to the sea, FDR lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial, Elvis Presley makes his movie debut, and Joey Buttafuoco heads to jail, all on this day.
1984: "Baby Fae," an infant who had received a baboon's heart to replace her own congenitally deformed one, dies at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California three weeks after the transplant. The procedure initially seemed successful, but Fae developed a kidney infection.
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