Andrew Huxley Birthday, Date of Birth

Andrew Huxley

Sir Andrew Fielding Huxley (22 November 1917 – 30 May 2012) was an English physiologist and biophysicist. He was born into the prominent Huxley family. After graduating from Westminster School in Central London, from where he won a scholarship to Trinity College, Cambridge, he joined Alan Lloyd Hodgkin to study nerve impulses. Their eventual discovery of the basis for propagation of nerve impulses (called an action potential) earned them the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1963. They made their discovery from the giant axon of the Atlantic squid. Soon after the outbreak of the Second World War, Huxley was recruited by the British Anti-Aircraft Command and later transferred to the Admiralty. After the war he resumed research at The University of Cambridge, where he developed interference microscopy that would be suitable for studying muscle fibres.

In 1952, he was joined by a German physiologist Rolf Niedergerke. Together they discovered in 1954 the mechanism of muscle contraction, popularly called the "sliding filament theory", which is the foundation of our modern understanding of muscle mechanics. In 1960 he became head of the Department of Physiology at University College London. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1955, and President in 1980. The Royal Society awarded him the Copley Medal in 1973 for his collective contributions to the understanding of nerve impulses and muscle contraction. He was conferred a Knight Bachelor by Queen Elizabeth II in 1974, and was appointed to the Order of Merit in 1983. He was a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, until his death.

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Birthday, Date of Birth
Thursday, November 22, 1917
Place of Birth
Hampstead
Age
103
Star Sign

The November 22, 1917 was a Thursday under the star sign of . It was the 325 day of the year. President of the United States was Woodrow Wilson.

If you were born on this day, you are 103 years old. Your last birthday was on the Sunday, November 22, 2020, 58 days ago. Your next birthday is on Monday, November 22, 2021, in 306 days. You have lived for 37,679 days, or about 904,303 hours, or about 54,258,231 minutes, or about seconds.

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22nd of November 1917 News

News as it appeared on the front page of the New York Times on November 22, 1917

WOMEN, AFTER TIFF, PUT LOYALTY FIRST; Suffrage Support Not to be the Only Qualification Demanded of Candidates. PROHIBITION PLEA SHELVED Education to Fit New Voters for Their Duties Gets a Big Place in State Program. Miss Hay Leads Fight. Mrs. Brown Brings Peace. WOMEN, AFTER TIFF, PUT LOYALTY FIRST Work of Education. Declaration of Principles. Defense of Socialists.

Date: 23 November 1917

insists on adoption of amendment by N. Y. S. Woman Suffrage Party in fight for Federal amendment, putting loyalty of candidates for Congress and Legislature before loyalty to cause of woman suffrage

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FINANCIAL MARKETS; Less Activity and Irregular Price Changes--War Finance Problem.

Date: 23 November 1917

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LONDON BELLS PEAL TODAY.; Cambrai Victory Will Be Celebrated by the City.

Date: 23 November 1917

London celebrates Cambrai victory with bells

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THE COTTON MARKET; Trading Comparatively Inactive, with Decline of from 11 to 15 Points.

Date: 23 November 1917

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Shipping News.

Date: 23 November 1917

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BERLIN CALLS BATTLE A GERMAN VICTORY; Newspaper Accounts Say British Attacks Were Repulsed with Heavy Losses.

Date: 23 November 1917

Special Cable to THE NEW YORK TIMES

British success called German victory by Berlin

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Police and Fire News.

Date: 23 November 1917

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USE UP FIRST PANEL IN DE SAULLES CASE; Only Two Men Found Yesterday Sufficiently Unbiased to Sit on the Jury. PRISONER GAINS CONFIDENCE Boy Visits Mother in Prison and Is Sorry When He Must Leave Her. None Had Read Women's Stories. Lawyers' Friends Excused. Mrs. De Saulles More Cheerful. Visits Mother in Jail.

Date: 22 November 1917

first panel of 150 veniremen exhausted; 2 more jurors selected; son visits her in prison

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NEW COTTON RECORD; Prices Highest for Season on News of British Gain-- Up 27-51 Points.

Date: 22 November 1917

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FINANCIAL MARKETS; British Drive in France Turns Stocks from Weakness to Strength.

Date: 22 November 1917

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WOMEN, AFTER TIFF, PUT LOYALTY FIRST; Suffrage Support Not to be the Only Qualification Demanded of Candidates. PROHIBITION PLEA SHELVED Education to Fit New Voters for Their Duties Gets a Big Place in State Program. Miss Hay Leads Fight. Mrs. Brown Brings Peace. WOMEN, AFTER TIFF, PUT LOYALTY FIRST Work of Education. Declaration of Principles. Defense of Socialists.

Date: 23 November 1917

insists on adoption of amendment by N. Y. S. Woman Suffrage Party in fight for Federal amendment, putting loyalty of candidates for Congress and Legislature before loyalty to cause of woman suffrage

Full Article

FINANCIAL MARKETS; Less Activity and Irregular Price Changes--War Finance Problem.

Date: 23 November 1917

Full Article

LONDON BELLS PEAL TODAY.; Cambrai Victory Will Be Celebrated by the City.

Date: 23 November 1917

London celebrates Cambrai victory with bells

Full Article

THE COTTON MARKET; Trading Comparatively Inactive, with Decline of from 11 to 15 Points.

Date: 23 November 1917

Full Article

Shipping News.

Date: 23 November 1917

Full Article

BERLIN CALLS BATTLE A GERMAN VICTORY; Newspaper Accounts Say British Attacks Were Repulsed with Heavy Losses.

Date: 23 November 1917

Special Cable to THE NEW YORK TIMES

British success called German victory by Berlin

Full Article

Police and Fire News.

Date: 23 November 1917

Full Article

USE UP FIRST PANEL IN DE SAULLES CASE; Only Two Men Found Yesterday Sufficiently Unbiased to Sit on the Jury. PRISONER GAINS CONFIDENCE Boy Visits Mother in Prison and Is Sorry When He Must Leave Her. None Had Read Women's Stories. Lawyers' Friends Excused. Mrs. De Saulles More Cheerful. Visits Mother in Jail.

Date: 22 November 1917

first panel of 150 veniremen exhausted; 2 more jurors selected; son visits her in prison

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NEW COTTON RECORD; Prices Highest for Season on News of British Gain-- Up 27-51 Points.

Date: 22 November 1917

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FINANCIAL MARKETS; British Drive in France Turns Stocks from Weakness to Strength.

Date: 22 November 1917

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