On This Day – July 6

Posted on: Tue 6 Jul 2021

On this day in history:

The first vaccination for a zoonotic disease was administered to a 9-year-old boy, saving his life, in 1885.

A Zoonotic disease is one which has jumped from a non-human animal to human, in this case, rabies.

Today marks world zoonoses day, which is very topical in the last couple of years, thanks to a bat.

On this day in 1957, John Lennon (16) & Paul McCartney (15) meet for 1st time as Lennon’s rock group Quarrymen perform at a church dinner.

Also, in 2002, Serena Williams beat her older sister Venus 7-6, 6-3 for her first Wimbeldon singles title in tennis.

Produced by Kate Johnson

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