Today in History:
1922:
 Insulin is first used on humans to treat diabetes
1935: Amelia Earhart flies solo from Hawaii to the U.S. mainland (First person to achieve this feat)

Born on this Day:
1973: 
Rahul Dravid: Indian cricketer

Gone on this Day:
2008:
 Edmund Hillary: New Zealand mountaineer, First person to climb mount everest along with Tenzing Norgay
2013: Aaron Swartz: American computer programmer, activist