This Day, That Year – October 21

This Day, That Year – October 21

Born on this day in 1833, Alfred Nobel was a Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist, after whom the Nobel Prize was named.

Did you know that:

• English scientist John Dalton read his paper on the absorption of gases by water to the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society on this day in 1803
• Joseph Aspdin patented Portland cement on this day in 1824
• Carrie Fisher was an American actress and writer born on this day in 1956

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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