On this Day – 10 September

Posted on: Thu 10 Sep 2020

On this day in history;

In 1894 London taxi driver, George Smith, was the first to be fined for drunk driving. Smith was found guilty and fined 25 shillings.

The first laws against operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol went into effect in New York in 1910.

The Drunkometer, a balloon-like device where people breathe into it to determine whether they were inebriated was first patented in 1936 by Dr Rolla Harger, a professor of biochemistry and toxicology.

A chicken named Mike, was the first chook to survive 18 months without a head in 1945.

Cartoonist Mark Knight published his 2018 piece depicting an infuriated Serena Williams losing the US Open to Naomi Osaka in the Herald Sun.

And in music, rock band Nirvana released their lead single Smells like Teen Spirit from their 1991 album Nevermind.

Produced by Malvika Hemanth

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