In 1972, the New York Times reported that more than 3,000 people in the U.S. choked to death that year.
Enter: Dr. Henry J. Heimlich, whose “Pop Goes the Café Coronary” — an essay published in June 1974 — detailed what became known as “the Heimlich Maneuver.”
“If you ask people in Egypt if they feel Egyptian, the answer is a resounding yes — and they can tell you why. Whatever their political differences, Egyptians share a sense of national and cultural identity. The same goes for most French, for most British and for most Americans, steeped as they are in their common history and national myths.
But on display [in Donetsk, Eastern Ukraine] today: the consequences of a tragically missed opportunity by every Ukrainian government since independence nearly a quarter century ago, to inculcate a proud national identity and founding mythology in its youngest citizens. Now, facing the gravest crisis of its young existence, Ukraine faces the task of trying to forge that identity against odds that seem to grow longer every day.”