Interesting Facts this Week

Interesting Facts this Week 20th April 1951

This week has been a very busy week in history, and to give you just a taste of the interesting facts which took place, here is a selection:

On the 20th of April, in 1951, the Romanian surgeon Dan Gavriliu, performed the first surgical replacement of a human organ. He replaced the oesophagus with sections from the stomach. Since then, surgical transplants have saved thousands of lives.

On the 21st of April 1926, Queen Elizabeth II was born. She is 89 this week! Happy Birthday HRM!

Interesting facts

The controversial former US President Richard Nixon passed away on the 22nd of April, in 1994. The Irish Independent published a very interesting article three days later:

And on the 23rd of April, we can celebrate 10 years since the first YouTube video was uploaded. It was called “Me at the zoo” watch here.

Only one more year to go to the centenary anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising! On the 24th of April, 99 years ago, on Easter Monday 1916, Dublin sees the start of the Easter Rising. Connaught Tribune of the 29th of April 1916 writes:

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