It Happened On #2

Another thrilling and educational It Happened On post..

On September 29 1988…Stacy Allison of Portland, Oregon, is the first American female to reach the summit of Mount Everest, which at 29,035 feet above sea level is the highest point on earth

Also, in 1982 flight attendant Paula Prince buys a bottle of cyanide-laced Tylenol. Prince was found dead on October 1, becoming the final victim. Over the previous 24 hours, six other people had suddenly died of unknown causes in northwest Chicago. After Prince’s death, firefighters Richard Keyworth and Philip Cappitelli realized that all seven victims had ingested Extra-Strength Tylenol prior to becoming ill. Further investigation revealed that several bottles of the Tylenol capsules had been poisoned with cyanide.

Kind of makes you think twice about taking Tylenol. The culprit was never caught, but the deaths led to new tamper-proof medicine containers. The silver lining. Pun intended


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