#TodayInHistory: Third Person receives artificial heart
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#TodayInHistory: Third Person receives artificial heart

Yvonne Williams

Today February 17 we bring you notable happenings in the world of music, science  and entertainment:

2002 – Westlife go to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘World Of Our Own.’ The Irish boy band’s 10th UK No.1 single.

2002 – ‘Always On Time’ by R&B artist Ja Rule featuring Ashanti starts a two-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart.

1995 –  11th Soap Opera Digest Awards – “Days of Our Lives” wins

2012 – 43rd NAACP Image Awards: “The Help” wins Outstanding Motion Picture.

1936 – The world’s first superhero, The Phantom, a cartoon strip by Lee Falk, makes his first appearance in comics.

1985 –  3rd person to receive an artificial heart (Murray Haydon)

1965 – Comedienne Joan Rivers made her first guest appearances on ” The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson” on NBC-TV.

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2014 – Saudi Arabia appionts first Woman Newspaper Editor in Chief. Somayya Jabarti becomes the new editor-in-chief of the Saudi Gazette.

1972 – Beetle overtakes Model T as world’s best-selling car

1801 – is elected third president of the United States.

1944-  Oil was discovered in commercial quantities in Alabama.


2007 – Nigerian hostage takers released an American oil worker in Port Harcourt.

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