THIS DAY IN HISTORY

  • 962 Byzantine-Arab Wars: Under the future Emperor Nicephorus Phocas, Byzantine troops storm the city of Aleppo, recovering the tattered tunic of John the Baptist
  • 1688 King James II, the last Roman Catholic British monarch flees to France from William of Orange
  • 1783 US General George Washington resigns his military commission as Commander-in-Chief of the Army to Congress
  • 1888 Vincent van Gogh cuts off his left ear with a razor, after argument with fellow painter Paul Gauguin, and sends to a prostitute for safe keeping
  • 1920 Government of Ireland Act / Home Rule Act passed partitioning Ireland
  • 1954 The first human kidney transplant is performed by Dr. Joseph E. Murray at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts

Source: Onthisday.com

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