This Day, That Year – October 12

This Day, That Year – October 12

Elmer Sperry, the inventor of the gyrocompass, was born on this day in 1860.

Did you know that:

• The Ford Motor Company manufactured its one-millionth automobile at the River Rouge plant on this day in 1915
• Jean Nidetch, an American nutritionist who invented Weight Watchers, was born on this day in 1923
• Hugh Jackman was an Australian actor born on this day in 1968

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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