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1859  The first patient was admitted to the Michigan Asylum for the Insane. This hospital, located at Kalamazoo, was Michigan's first state mental hospital. It was originally proposed by the governor on February 28, 1848, but was not officially opened until August 29, 1859, under superintendent Edwin H. Van Deusen. The hospital's name was later changed to Kalamazoo State Hospital. 
1877 Jose Ingenieros was born in Sicily, Italy (died October 31, 1925). He graduated from the University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine in 1900 and became professor of psychology in 1904. He was also awarded the National Academy of Medicine Gold Medal in 1904. Over the course of his career, Ingenieros was known as a physician, pharmaceutic, positivist philosopher, essayist, and education reformer. He published over 450 articles and 47 books.
1903  William James was elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the third psychologist so honored. 
1915  Margaret Hubbard Jones was born. Her interests were perception, developmental psycholinguistics, cognitive development, and traffic safety. Jones applied theoretical approaches and rigorous methodology to social action programs. 
1947  The American Board of Examiners in Professional Psychology (ABEPP) was incorporated. Dael Wolfle, ABEPP chairman, signed the articles of incorporation. The organization is now named the American Board of Professional Psychology. 
1951  Governor Luther W. Youngdahl of Minnesota signed his state's psychologist certification legislation. Minnesota was the fifth state to adopt regulatory legislation for the practice of psychology. Because there was little charlatanism in the state at the time, the Minnesota Psychological Association promoted the law as a preventive and public education measure. 
1954  Anne Anastasi's book Psychological Testing was published. This text became required reading in university courses through several editions. 
1956  Sigmund Freud appeared on cover of Time magazine for third time. 
1959  Stanley Schachter's book The Psychology of Affiliation was published. 
1969  Donald T. Campbell's article "Reforms as Experiments" was published in the American Psychologist
1981  Judith Rodin's article "Current Status of the Internal-External Hypothesis for Obesity: What Went Wrong?" was published in the American Psychologist
1991  The Society for Machines and Mentality was founded, and the election of its first officers was announced. William Rapaport was the first president. 

 

 

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