June 15 in history

On June 15:

1667 The first human blood transfusion was adminsitered by Dr Jean-Baptiste Denys. The blood was taken from a sheep and transfused to a boy who survived. The fate of the sheep isn’t mentioned.

1844 Charles Goodyear recevied a patent for vulcanization to strengthen rubber.

1966 a bomb explosion in Manchester   injured more than 200 people. Police blamed it on the IRA.

One Response to June 15 in history

  1. pdm says:

    Your Goodyear reference reminds me of an old joke that did the rounds when I was a teenager.

    Q. How many condoms can you get from one car tyre?
    A. Usually 365 but 366 if it is a Goodyear.


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