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This Week in History

November 17, 1987

Special Centennial Clock Will Mark Off the Next 100 Years

Group photo of the Biomedical Engineering and Instrumentation Branch

The seconds tick off, one by one, marking the time until the next 100 years roll around--the year 2087. The clock, a blue metal box containing 10 glowing red digits that measure about one inch high, has been programmed to count down until the second NIH 100 year mark has been reached. Dr. James B. Wynngaarden, NIH director, started the clock at the Centennial Commemorative ceremony, Oct. 16, officially opening NIH 's second century. 

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