Datebook: February 11 - BBC Airs First Sci-Fi TV Program 75 Years Ago

Feb 11, 2013

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"Sulla isn't a person, Miss Glory, she's a robot." Karel Capek's 1921 play, R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots), coined the term 'robot.' Adapted for television by the BBC on this day in 1938, the 35-minute feature became the first television science fiction ever to be broadcast.

It’s Monday, February 11

The Humane Society and the American Red Cross hold a Pet First Aid Class this Saturday from noon to 4 at the Weaks Community Center.  The class teaches cat and dog owners how to respond to a wide range of animal emergencies, from dressing a wound to performing CPR.  The class fee is $40, which includes a full-color reference guidebook and DVD.  Register by Thursday by calling 759-1884.

The Alzheimer’s Support Group holds a regular monthly meeting tomorrow morning at 10 at the Pennyrile Area Development District Office.  For more information, call James Patterson at 886-9484.

Murray-Calloway County Hospital hosts a blood drive tomorrow from 9 to 4:30 at Kenlake Foods.  MCCH especially needs donations of A-Positive blood.  Donors must be at least 18 years old, be in good health, and weigh at least 110 pounds.  For more information, call 762-1119.

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