History: January 23, 2019

1775
Businessmen in London ask British parliament for financial aid in the wake of political conflicts with the American colonies.
Americans had decided to not import from British merchants following the Stamp Act and other sanctions. The embargo apparently worked — and was just one of the many acts of rebellion that would eventually impel war.
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1775
Businessmen in London ask British parliament for financial aid in the wake of political conflicts with the American colonies.
Americans had decided to not import from British merchants following the Stamp Act and other sanctions. The embargo apparently worked — and was enough to eventually impel war.
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1849
A student from Geneva College in New York becomes the first officially-recognized female physician in the U.S.
Her name is Elizabeth Blackwell, and she was actually born in England.
After practicing privately for a couple of years, she opened an infirmary for women and children.
Her sister Emily would also become a doctor.
When Elizabeth returned to England, she helped establish the science behind gynecology.
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1922
More in the world of medicine:
Insulin is used for the first time to treat a diabetes patient.
A 14-year-old boy was given an insulin injection at Toronto General Hospital. The treatment had been effective on dogs.
In order to get a pure insulin formula suitable for humans, scientists extracted it from the pancreas of cattle.
Just a year later, the treatment for diabetics became widely available, extending the lives of diabetics worldwide.
The founding scientists were granted the Nobel Prize. The University of Toronto, where it was developed, licensed the drug to pharmaceutical companies around the globe, free of royalties.
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1957
Toy company Wham-O produces the first frisbees.
The aerodynamic plastic circles could be tossed through the air person-to-person. Their name came from William Frisbie, who actually owned a pie company in Connecticut.
Students were known for ordering his pies, then tossing the empty plates to each other and yelling “Frisbie” as they let go.
The first mass-market version was called a flying saucer. An improved version was later called the Pluto Platter.
Wham-O is also known for the Hula-Hoop, Super Ball, and Water Wiggle. After the success off the flying disc, they began officially calling it a Frisbee in 1958.
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1984
Hulk Hogan becomes WWF champion for the first time.
He defeats the Iron Sheik at Madison Square Garden.
The entire bout only took 5 minutes and 40 seconds.
Hogan later left the WWF for World Championship Wrestling, founded by Ted Turner. And a couple years later it was back to the WWF — which in 2003 had to change its name to WWE — World Wrestling Entertainment.
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