Born on this day in 1860, Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was a Russian playwright and short-story writer who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short fiction in history.
Did you know that:
• William Shakespeare’s play “Romeo and Juliet” is thought to have been first performed on this day in 1595
• Charles Steinmetz patented a “system of distribution by alternating current” on this day in 1895
• The ice cream cone rolling machine was patented by Carl Taylor on this day in 1924
• Walt Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty” was released on this day in 1959
// Compiled by Zoya Siddiqui