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Today In History: 14 March 1942 The First American Patient Treated with Penicillin

HISTORY HEALTH: THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED TO THE FIRST AMERICAN TREATED WITH PENICILLIN. The “marvelous mold that saves lives,” as TIME put it, was first discovered by Alexander Fleming in 1928, but more than a decade would pass before the first American patient was treated with penicillin on this day, Mar. 14, in 1942. The […]

Benjamin Franklin announces his invention of bifocals | MAY 23

Today In History: 10th Mar 1933 The First Concentration Camp in Germany Established

On this day 10th March, Dachau, the first Nazi concentration camp in Germany, established on March 10, 1933, slightly more than five weeks after Adolf Hitler became chancellor. Built at the edge of the town of Dachau, about 12 miles (16 km) north of Munich, it became the model and training centre for all other […]

Panama Canal turned over to Panama | DECEMBER 31

Today In History: 6 Feb 1996 The Crash of Birgenair Flight 301

On February 6, 1996, the 757-200 operating the route crashed shortly after take-off from Puerto Plata’s Gregorio Luperón International Airport. All 189 people on board died. The cause was pilot error after receiving incorrect airspeed information from one of the pitot tubes, which investigators believe was blocked by a wasp nest built inside it. The […]

Panama Canal turned over to Panama | DECEMBER 31

Today In History: 2 March 1657 Great Fire of Meireki In Edo,Tokyo

On this day March 2 A huge conflagration killed more than 100,000 people, burned part of Edo Castle, and destroyed more than 350 shrines and temples. In the fire’s aftermath, greater official attention was paid to urban planning, fire prevention, and firefighting techniques. Summary of Event Edo was established in 1457, when the warlordŌta Dōkan […]

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Today In History: 28 Feb 1928 National Science Day Celebrates in India

National Science Day is celebrated in India on 28 February each year to mark the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian physicist Sir C. V. Raman on 28 February 1928. In 1986, the National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) asked the Government of India to designate February 28 as National Science Day. […]

Today In History: 29 April 2004 World War II Monument Opens in Washington, D.C.

Today In History: 22 Feb 2011 Destructive Christchurch Earthquakes

Source: NZ History At 12.51 p.m. on Tuesday 22 February 2011, a magnitude 6.3 earthquake caused severe damage in Christchurch and Lyttelton, killing 185 people and injuring several thousand. The earthquake’s epicentre was near Lyttelton, just 10 km south-east of Christchurch’s central business district. It occurred nearly six months after the 4 September 2010 earthquake. […]

Panama Canal turned over to Panama | DECEMBER 31