Joanne Rowling, better known by her pen name J. K. Rowling, is a British author, philanthropist, film producer, television producer, and screenwriter born on this day in 1965.
Did you know that:
• Christopher Columbus discovered the island of Trinidad on his third voyage on this day in 1498
• “Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish dialect” by Robert Burns was published by John Wilson in Kilmarnock, Scotland on this day in 1786
• Samuel Hopkins was issued the first U.S. patent for manufacturing potash on this day in 1790
// Compiled by Zoya Siddiqui