On this day:

1895: Alfred Nobel signs his last will which created the five Nobel awards – in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature and peace

1989: 21-month old Alyssa Smith became the first person to receive a liver transplant from a living donor

2001: Hubble detects the first planetary atmosphere outside the Solar System

2005: World’s first successful partial face transplant by Drs Bernard Devauchelle, Benoit Lengelé, and Jean-Michel Dubernard

Born on this day:

1940: Bruce Lee, American actor, martial artist

1955: Bill Nye, American engineer, educator, television host

Gone on this day:

1852: Ada Lovelace, English mathematician

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