This Day, That Year – January 15

This Day, That Year – January 15

Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist born on this day in 1929.

Did you know that:

• The first top hat was worn by John Etherington in London on this day in 1797
• Elisha Otis was issued a patent for “improvement in hoisting apparatus” (a safety elevator) on this day in 1861
• Dove Cameron is an American actress and singer born on this day in 1996

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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