8th May in history

8th May in history

Sir David Attenborough is an English broadcaster and natural historian born on this day in 1926. He is best known for writing and presenting, in conjunction with the BBC Natural History Unit.

Did you know that:

• Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto and his expedition discovered the Mississippi River on this day in 1541
• The first instalment of Hans Christian Andersen “Fairy Tales” was published by C. A. Reitzel in Copenhagen, Denmark on this day in 1835
• Scott Robert Thompson patented a rubber tyre on this day in 1847
• Trisha Paytas is an American media personality, YouTuber, model, and singer born on this day in 1988

// 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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