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