Other January Firsts

Aside from New Year’s Day, here are more interesting and notable January remembrances and celebrations:

  • 1913 – US Patent #1,049,667 was granted to William Burton for the manufacture of gasoline.
  • 1930 – The Mickey Mouse cartoon first appeared in newspapers.
  • 1922 – Insulin was first used in the treatment of diabetes. Insulin was discovered by Sir Frederick G Banting, Charles H Best and JJR Macleod at the University of Toronto and purified by James B. Collip.
  • 1880 – US Patent #223,898 was granted to Thomas A. Edison, for “an electric lamp for giving light by incandescence.”

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