1569 – First recorded lottery in England.
1571 – Austrian nobility is granted freedom of religion.
1922 – First use of insulin to treat diabetes in a human patient.
If you’re interested in learning more about the history of diabetes and the development of insulin, check out Banting House’s Facebook page, or drop by the museum, located on Adelaide and Queen in London, Ontario. If you stop by on a Tuesday, I’ll give you a tour!
1935 – Amelia Earhart becomes the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California.
1960 – Henry Lee Lucas, once listed as America’s most prolific serial killer, commits his first known murder.
1964 – Surgeon General of the United States Dr. Luther Terry, M.D., publishes the landmark report Smoking and Health: Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General of the United States saying that smoking may be hazardous to health, sparking national and worldwide anti-smoking efforts.
2002 – The first twenty captives arrive at Camp X-Ray, at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.