On this day in science history: 22 November

From the days of ancient technology to modern science - find out what happened on this day in the history of science.

22nd November 2017
1969 - Isolation of a single gene announced by scientists at Harvard University © Huntington Potter/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images

© Huntington Potter/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images

1969 - Isolation of a single gene announced by scientists at Harvard University

A team at Harvard University successfully isolate the first single gene, the basic unit of hereditary. The researchers managed to isolate one of the 3,000 genes that control the bacteria E.coli. This created the potential for the development of genetic engineering and artificial control of animal and plant characteristics by controlling the gene.

1995 - Pixar's Toy Story released in the US

Pixar's Toy Story released in the US  © Yvonne Hemsey/Getty Images
© Yvonne Hemsey/Getty Images

Walt Disney’s Toy Story is released in the USA, becoming the highest grossing film on its opening weekend earning over $373 million worldwide. Toy Story cost approximately $30 million to create, not only was it the first feature-length, fully animated film, but also the first theatrical film produced by Pixar. It took just under three years to create the movie - on their most productive day of creating Toy Story they only managed to create 3.5 minutes of film.

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