Monday, April 9, 2012

Trivia: Gregory Pincus was born on this day in 1903. What did he co-invent?

 1) Bikini
 2) Coca-Cola
 3) Birth control pill
 4) Crayons
 5) Monopoly

Answer: Dr. Gregory Goodwin Pincus (April 9, 1903 – August 22, 1967) was an American biologist and researcher and is best known for his central role in developing "the pill"--the oral contraceptive or birth control pill. Gregory Pincus continues to be hailed as the primary force behind the oral contraceptive. Among the many honors he received during his lifetime was membership in the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A.