Victor Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement born on this day in 1802.
Did you know that:
• The first New York City pneumatically powered subway line opened on this day in 1870
• The first typesetting machine (photo engraving) was used on this day in 1954
• Hobie surfboards were trademark registered on this day in 1963
// Compiled by Zoya Siddiqui