29th May in history

29th May in history

Maureen Reillette “Rebbie” Jackson-Brown is an American singer born on this day in 1950. She is the eldest child of the Jackson family of musicians.

Did you know that:

• Fashion business executive Ebenezer Butterick, who invented the first graded sewing pattern, was born on this day in 1826
• American chemist John Pemberton began to advertise Coca-Cola on this day in 1886
• Charles Strite filed a patent for the pop-up toaster on this day in 1919
• Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity was confirmed by Arthur Eddington’s expedition to photograph a solar eclipse on the island of Principe, West Africa on this day in 1919

// 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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