This day in #history 2312

1776 – Continental Congress negotiates a war loan of $ 181 ,500 from France

1876 – Turkey ‘s 1st constitution proclaimed

1899 – British Field Marshall Lord Roberts departs
Southampton to South Africa for the 2 nd Boer War

1922 – BBC Radio began daily newscasts

1938 – Discovery of the first modern coelacanth in South Africa .

1947 – Transistor invented by Bardeen, Brattain &
Shockley in Bell Labs

1954 – The first human kidney transplant is
performed by Dr. Joseph E . Murray at Peter Bent
Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

2012 – The Seleka rebel coalition takes over Bambari, the third largest town in the Central African Republic



2001 – Bola Ige, Nigerian politician ( b. 1930)


2005 – Soccer star player Kaka ( 23) weds Brazilian singer Caroline Celico (18) at Igreja Renascer em Cristo in Sao Paulo , Brazil

2007 – ” Dr. Izzie Stevens ” actress Katherine Heigl (29) weds singer-songwriter Josh Kelley (27) at Stein Eriksen Lodge in Park City , Utah

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