Napoleon returns to Paris, "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is published, the Republican Party is born, John and Yoko get hitched, and Janis Joplin hits No. 1 posthumously, all on this day.
2010: The first full face transplant is performed by a team of 30 surgeons at Vall D'Hebron Hospital in Barcelona, Spain, on a man injured in a shooting accident. He had been left unable to breathe, swallow or talk properly after an accident five years earlier and was considered for the transplant after nine previous operations failed.
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