The world's population hits the 5 billion mark, and Lady Bird Johnson dies.
Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 6:00 AM
July 11, 2000:
A U.S. National Academy of Sciences panel backs up new guidelines from the Environmental Protection Agency on the dangers of mercury in seafood products
. The EPA issues strict guidelines for fish consumption by children and pregnant women, citing high levels of mercury in fish that could potentially lead to neurological problems.
July 11, 2007:
Lady Bird Johnson, wife of U.S. President Lyndon Johnson, dies in Austin, Texas. While her husband served as president, Lady Bird made highway beautification a national issue
, inspiring state and federal measures to limit roadside billboards and promote the planting of wildflowers.
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