History today

History today

> 1667 – The first human blood transfusion is administered by Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys.
> 1844 – Charles Goodyear receives a patent for vulcanization, a process to strengthen rubber.
> 1916 – United States President Woodrow Wilson signs a bill incorporating the Boy Scouts of America, making them the only American youth organization with a federal charter.
> 1919 – John Alcock and Arthur Brown complete the first nonstop transatlantic flight when they reach Clifden, County Galway, Ireland.
> 1936 – First flight of the Vickers Wellington bomber.
> 1972 – Red Army Faction co-founder Ulrike Meinhof is captured by police in Langenhagen.
> 1994 – Israel and Vatican City establish full diplomatic relations.
t 2001 – Leaders of the People’s Republic of China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan formed the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.
> 2012 – Nik Wallenda becomes the first person to successfully tightrope walk directly over Niagara Falls.
> 2013 – A bomb explodes on a bus in the Pakistani city of Quetta, killing at least 25 people and wounding 22 others