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Technology

  • 1795 - Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson loses his right arm in battle at Santa Cruz, Tenerife. As a result, the "Nelson Knife", a combination of a knife and a fork is developed to allow him to eat with one arm.[1]


Deaths

  • 1842 - Dominique Jean Larrey - French Surgeon. Inventor of the first ambulance.[2]


References

  1. "Combined knife and fork (REL0115)." National Maritime Museum. Accessed on March 9, 2008.
  2. "Timeline: Dr. Dominique-Jean Larrey, 1766–1842." MedHunters.com. Accessed on July 2, 2008.