4th May in history

4th May in history

Born on this day in 1958, Keith Haring was an American artist whose pop art emerged from the New York City graffiti subculture. His animated imagery has “become a widely recognized visual language”.

Did you know that:

• William Herschel reported seeing a red glow near lunar crater Aristarchus on this day in 1783
• Thomas Edison’s Phonograph was shown for the first time at the Grand Opera House on this day in 1878
• Cowboy Bill Pickett invented bulldogging, the skill of grabbing cattle by the horns and wrestling them to the ground, on this day in 1893
• A patent for helicopter controls was obtained by Igor Sikorsky on this day in 1943

// 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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