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The world's first human heart transplant

The world's first human-to-human heart transplant was performed by South African cardiac surgeon Christiaan Barnard utilizing the techniques developed by American surgeons Norman Shumway and Richard Lower. Patient Louis Washkansky received this transplant at the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town. Washkansky died 18 days later from pneumonia.

Neon lights

French physicist Georges Claude presented first neon light tube on Paris Motor Show. The colored light is emitted by passing electrical current through inert gases in a vacuum tube. The color of light is dependent on the particular gas mixture in the tube. It is possible to achieve around 150 colors by various gas combinations.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1979

Sean Parker

born 1961

Kai-Fu Lee

died 1888

Carl Zeiss