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