12th July in history

12th July in history

Born on this day in 1997, Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate.

Did you know that:

• A paper bag manufacturing machine was patented by William Goodale, Massachusetts, on this day in 1859
• Michelle Rodriguez is an American actress born on this day in 1978
• James Rodríguez is a Colombian professional footballer born on this day in 1991, who plays as an attacking midfielder or winger for Premier League club Everton and the Colombia national team

// Compiled by Zoya Siddiqui

Zoya Siddiqui

Zoya is a fledgling journalist with a natural penchant for wordsmithery and a soft corner for environment and wildlife. A literature student, she contributes articles on history, environment and latest fads.

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