5th May in history

5th May in history

Henry Cavill is an English actor born on this day in 1983. He is known for his portrayal of DC Comics character Superman in the DC Extended Universe, Geralt of Rivia in the Netflix fantasy series The Witcher, as well as Sherlock Holmes in the Netflix movie Enola Holmes.

Did you know that:

• Mary Kies was the first woman to receive a patent on this day in 1809. It was for a process for “weaving straw with silk or thread”
• Karl Marx was a German philosopher, economist, historian, sociologist, political theorist, journalist, and socialist revolutionary born on this day in 1818
• Perfume Chanel Number Five was the first perfume released by fashion designer Coco Chanel on this day in 1921
• Edward Ravenscroft patented a screw-on bottle cap with a pouring lip on this day in 1936
• Adele is an English singer and songwriter born on this day in 1988
• Chris Brown is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, dancer, and actor born on this day in 1989

// Compiled by Zoya Siddiqui

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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