On this day

    On this day

    By TheBoldAge. Published 2021-01-11


    What happened on this day in history?

    In 1569 the first recorded lottery in England was drawn in St Paul’s Cathedral.The first demonstration of telegraph messages by Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail was sent using dots and dashes in 1838.1922 saw insulin being used for the first time on humans to treat diabetes.The US Surgeon General, Luther Terry, published the first report that warned that smoking may be hazardous in 1964.A British Team led by Ranulph Fiennes completed the longest and fastest crossing of Antarctica in 1981. They completed 2500 miles in 75 days.J K Rowling completed the seventh and final Harry Potter novel in 2007 in Edinburgh.

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