Datebook: April 10 - Biological Weapons Convention 40 Years Ago

Apr 10, 2012

Forty years ago on this day, the first multilateral disarmament treaty banning the production of an entire category of weapons was signed by the United States, United Kingdom, Soviet Union, and other countries at the Bilogical Weapons Convention. The treaty came into force on March 26, 1975 with ratification by 22 states. Currently, there are  165 states that have ratified or acceded to the treaty. This prohibits the development, production,and stockpiling of biological and toxin weapons. There are 23 countries that have not signed the BWC, notably Israel, Kazakhstan, and several African countries. 

It’s Tuesday, April 10

Adsmore House and Gardens in Princeton presents “Selina’s Engagement.”  Victorian-era costumed guides tell the story of Selina Smith’s 1907 engagement to Governor John Osborne.  See photographs, postcards, and souvenirs from their world travels. Adsmore is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 to 4. 

In honor of Kentucky Writers' Day, Playhouse in the Park is hosting the PIP Poetry Clinic on April 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. It's a free event for ages 16 and up, a chance to discover some Kentucky poets and write some poetry of your own. The sign-up deadline is April 21. Call 270-217-4832. 

Western Baptist Hospital offers Start! Walking day tomorrow from 6 AM to 4 PM.  The day celebrates walking as a way to manage weight and reduce the risk of heart disease.  The public is invited to use the hospital’s outdoor one-mile walking trail, starting at the entrance of the Baptist Heart Center.

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