23rd June in history

23rd June in history

Christopher Latham Sholes patented the Sholes and Glidden typewriter on this day in 1868, the first commercially successful of its kind.

Did you know that:

• Antoine Joseph Sax, the Belgian inventor of the saxophone was born on this day in 1848
• First editions of “The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.” by Washington Irving were released on this day in 1819, featuring the story “Rip Van Winkle”
• Arthur Melin was granted a patent for his Hula-Hoop on this day in 1964

// 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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