On this day:

1910: The Lakeview Gusher causes the largest accidental oil spill in history

1942: For the first time in history, a dying patient’s life is saved by penicillin

Born on this day:

1879: Albert Einstein: German/American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate

1854: Paul Ehrlich: German physician, Nobel Prize laureate

Gone on this day:

1883: Karl Marx: German philosopher