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February 3 2016 Today in History Newsletter

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This week, not much happened in history that I felt inspired to write about, until I discovered something that I just couldn’t confirm the date for. Finally, I decided not to worry and just write about it, because I remember Nim Chimpsky from the 2011 documentary I caught at a film festival. Once you find out about Nim, you can’t forget him.
Here’s this week’s feature from Today in History at BellaOnline:
Nim Chimpsky

The Problem with Project Nim

In 1974, a chimp named Nim was taught to use sign language as part of a linguistic study. Nim signed his first word on February 4. But why was the project problematic? What happened to Nim?

The project was not the first of its kind, but it is the most memorable. Nim will not fail to win your heart – nor his story to break it.
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Lane Graciano, Today in History editor
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