17 December 2021: This day in history

1398: Tamerlane captures and sacks Delhi, defeating Sultan Nasir-u Din Mehmud’s armies by setting camels loaded with hay alight and charging them at the Sultan’s armored elephants

1526: Pope Clemens VII publishes decree Cum ad zero – forms Inquisition

1788: Russian army of Grigory Potemkin occupies Ocharov

1903: The Wright brothers make the 1st sustained motorized aircraft flight at 10:35 AM, piloted by Orville Wright at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

1986: Mrs Davina Thompson makes medical history by having the 1st heart, lung & liver transplant at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, England


Source: Onthisday.com

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