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“I’ll make ya famous!”
— Billy the Kid (Emilio Estevez), Young Guns II, 1990

It’s good to see Billy finally followed through on his promise to me nearly 30 years ago. At least I think it was to me. He was looking at me when he said it.

Anyway, my fame came today in the form of a Google Doodle marking the 109th birthday of my ancestor, Dr. Virginia Apgar, the creator of the Apgar Score for babies. 

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Pretty cool, eh? 

Yes, we are related. It’s very tangential. But it is recorded on a very large family tree somewhere in central New Jersey. One of those “same name, no fame” relatives if you get my meaning. 

Okay, so maybe Billy still owes me. 

 

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Kazza the Blank One

Oh wow! I knew about your name and that score, but what are the chances of you being related?! Very cool :)

kapgar

Well Apgar isn’t that common a name outside Germany and New Jersey so maybe better odds than normal?

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