27 July 2023: 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: First transatlantic telegraph cable comes ashore at Heart’s Content, Newfoundland after being laid out 1,686 miles by Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s Great Eastern steamship

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


Source: Onthisday.com

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