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