Recently-retired US Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was born in El Paso, Texas on March 26, 1930. Watch recorded video of Justice O'Connor talking about her biography Lazy B: Growing Up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest at Harvard Law School in April, 2002.
On March 26, 1975, the Convention on the
Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of
Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their
Destruction went into force. Today, 162 countries have
signed the Convention, pledging never "to develop, produce,
stockpile or otherwise acquire or retain" biological weapons. Some
signatory nations, however, have reserved the right to hold certain
biological weapons for "prophylactic" purposes.
Learn more about the U.N. Biological Weapons Convention.