29th January in history

29th January in history

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

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