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.

This Day, That Year – September 20

Khabib Nurmagomedov is a Russian retired professional mixed martial artist born on this day in 1988. Did you know that: • George Simpson patented an electric range on this day in 1859• A patent was granted for “synthetic fiber” (nylon) to Wallace Carothers on this day in 1938• The Cryptographic Communications System & Method (RSA) […]...Read More

This Day, That Year – September 19

German tourists discovered Ötzi the Iceman, a mummy from 3,300 BCE, in the Italian alps on this day in 1991. Did you know that: • Melville Bissell patented a carpet sweeper on this day in 1876• James Van Alen, who invented the Simplified Scoring System for tennis, was born on this day in 1902• Jimmy […]...Read More

This Day, That Year – September 18

Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young co-founded “stationery and fancy goods emporium” in New York City on this day in 1837, later renamed as “Tiffany & Co.” Did you know that: • US President George Washington laid down the cornerstone of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. on this day in 1793• New York […]...Read More

This Day, That Year – September 17

William Golding published “Lord of the Flies” by Faber and Faber in London on this day in 1954. Did you know that: • Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, a pioneer in rocket and space research, was born on this day in 1857• Elmer Sperry received a patent for the gyrocompass, essential to modern ship navigation on this day in […]...Read More

This Day, That Year – September 16

Lake Nyasa, which forms Malawi’s boundary with Tanzania & Mozambique, was discovered by British explorer David Livingstone on this day in 1859. Did you know that: • Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, a Hungarian physiologist who won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for discovering vitamin C, was born on this day in 1893• Douglas Mawson, Edgeworth David, and […]...Read More

This Day, That Year – September 15

Dame Agatha Christie, Lady Mallowan, was an English writer born on this day in 1890, known for her sixty-six detective novels and fourteen short story collections. Did you know that: • Jan Matzeliger, the inventor of the shoe-lacing machine, was born on this day in 1852• The first use of tanks in warfare, “Little Willies” was at […]...Read More

This Day, That Year – September 14

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation registered “The Simpsons” television show on this day in 1993. Did you know that: • George K Anderson of Memphis, Tennessee, patented a typewriter ribbon on this day in 1886• Karl Taylor Compton was an American physicist and atomic bomb scientist born on this day in 1887• IBM introduced the […]...Read More

This Day, That Year – September 13

Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short-story writer, poet, screenwriter, and wartime fighter pilot born on this day in 1916. Did you know that: • A patent was granted to Daniel C. Stillson for the improved monkey wrench on this day in 1870• Swiss inventor, George de Mestral was granted a patent for velvet type […]...Read More

This Day, That Year – September 12

Hans Zimmer is a German film score composer and record producer born on this day in 1957. Did you know that: • The first submarine was publicly tested in London on the Thames for King James I on this day in 1624• The world’s first patent for synthetic rubber was granted to German chemist Fritz […]...Read More

This Day, That Year – September 11

Carl Zeiss was a German scientist and optician born on this day in 1816, known for the lens manufacturing company he founded known as Carl Zeiss. Did you know that: • James Cutler patented a postal mail chute on this day in 1883• Enid Blyton published “Five on a Treasure Island”, the first of her “Famous […]...Read More

This Day, That Year – September 10

Elias Howe received a patent for a lockstitch sewing machine on this day in 1846. Did you know that: • Waldo Semon, an American inventor who invented vinyl, was born on this day in 1898• Gunpei Yokoi, a Japanese inventor and video game designer for Nintendo, was born on this day in 1941• Indian actor, Amitabh […]...Read More