#TodayInHistory: It’s World Blood Donor Day!

#TodayInHistory: It’s World Blood Donor Day!

Yvonne Williams

A brief look at the highlights this day June 14:

1846 – A group of settlers declare California to be a republic.

1907 – Women in Norway win the right to vote.

1922 – President Warren G. Harding becomes the first president to speak on the radio.

1945 – Burma was liberated by Britain.

1949 – The state of Vietnam was formed.

1958- Nelson Mandela weds Winnie Madikizela

1926 – Brazil leaves the League of Nations

Freedom Day (Malawi): A public holiday celebrating the end of the corrupt totalitarian regime that ruled the country for nearly three decades.

World blood donor day – Blood Donor Day, 14 June 2016, is “Blood connects us all”. It focuses on thanking blood donors.

1834- Diving suit: the first U.S. patent for a practical underwater diving suit was issued to Leonard Norcross of Dixfield, Maine (No. X8255).* Calling it a “Diving Armor,” he designed an airtight leather outfit with a brass helmet connected via a rubber hose to an air bellows pump on a boat.

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