27 July 2021: This day in history

1586: Walter Raleigh brings the 1st tobacco to England from Virginia

1689: Battle of Killicrankie: Jacobite Scottish Highlanders under Viscount Dundee defeat royalist force under General MacKay

1789: US Congress establishes Department of Foreign Affairs now referred to as the State Department

1866: transatlantic telegraph cable successfully in second attempt comes ashore at Heart’s Content, Newfoundland laid out by Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s Great Eastern steamship (1,686 miles long)

1921: Frederick Banting and Charles Best isolate insulin at the University of Toronto

  Source: Onthisday.com

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