This Day, That Year – February 8

This Day, That Year – February 8

Born on this day in 1828, Jules Verne was a French novelist, poet, and playwright. His best works include ‘Around the World in Thirty Day’s and ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth’.

Did you know that:

• John Ames Sherman patented the first envelope folding and gumming machine on this day in 1898
• Charles Kettering received a patent for a self-starting automobile engine on this day in 1916
• John Williams is an American composer born on this day in 1932


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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