9th June in history

9th June in history

Johnny Depp is an American actor, producer, and musician born on this day in 1963. Depp became one of the most commercially successful film stars by playing Jack Sparrow in the swashbuckler film series Pirates of the Caribbean.

Did you know that:

• George Stephenson, English inventor of the first steam locomotive engine for railroads was born on this day in 1781
• Johann G. Galle, the German astronomer who discovered Neptune was born on this day in 1812
• The first rocket-powered aircraft design was patented by Robert Goddard on this day in 1931
• A patent was granted to John Kraft for the “manufacture of soft surface cured cheese” on this day in 1953
• Natalie Portman is an Israeli-born American actress, director, and producer born on this day in 1981
• Sonam Kapoor is an Indian actress who works in Hindi films born on this day in 1985

// 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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