THIS DAY IN HISTORY

  • 1599 Jacob van Neck’s fleet leaves Bantam, Java in modern day Indonesia with 1 million pounds of pepper and cloves and a further half a ship full of nutmeg, mace and cinnamon
  • 1838 First public demonstration of telegraph messages sent using dots and dashes at Speedwell Ironworks in Morristown, New Jersey by Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail
  • 1922 Insulin first used on humans to treat diabetes, on Canadian Leonard Thompson, aged 14
  • 1964 First government report by US Surgeon General Luther Terry warning that smoking may be hazardous

Source: Onthisday.com

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