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 – June 24

This day in history we feature, Lionel Messi. Lionel Andrés Messi, also known as Leo Messi, is an Argentine professional footballer born on this day in 1987. Trivia – Lionel Messi He plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and captains the Argentina national team, and is often considered the best player […]...Read More

This Day, That Year – June 23

This day in history we feature, a tightrope over Grand Canyon. Nik Wallenda became the first man to successfully walk across the Grand Canyon on a tightrope on this day in 2013. Trivia – Tightrope over Grand Canyon Nik Wallenda became the first person to walk a high wire across the Little Colorado River Gorge […]...Read More

This Day, That Year – June 22

This day in history we feature, Lady and the Tramp. Walt Disney’s animated film “Lady and the Tramp” was released on this day in 1955. Trivia – Lady and the Tramp It was directed by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, and Hamilton Luske, and features the voices of Barbara Luddy, Larry Roberts, Bill Thompson, Bill Baucom, […]...Read More

This Day, That Year – June 21

This day in history we feature, Chris Pratt. Chris Pratt is an American actor and comedian born on this day in 1979, known for starring in both television and action films. Trivia – Chris Pratt He rose to prominence for his television roles, particularly as Andy Dwyer in the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation from […]...Read More

This Day, That Year – June 20

This day in history we feature, Jaws. “Jaws“, based on the book by Peter Benchley, was released on this day in 1975. Trivia – Jaws The film was directed by Steven Spielberg, and starred Roy Scheider as police chief Martin Brody, Robert Shaw as shark fisherman Quint, and Richard Dreyfuss as oceanographer Matt Hooper. The […]...Read More

This Day, That Year – June 19

This day in history we feature, Looney Tunes’ Taz. The Tasmanian Devil, commonly known as Taz, made his debut in Warner Bros Looney Tunes on this day in 1954. Trivia – Looney Tunes’ Taz Taz first appeared in the short called Devil May Hare directed by Robert McKimson. He is usually portrayed as a ferocious, […]...Read More

This Day, That Year – June 18

This day in history we feature, Richard Madden. He is a Scottish actor born on this day in 1986. Trivia – Richard Madden He was cast in his first role at age 11 and made his screen acting debut in 2000. Madden rose to fame with his portrayal of Robb Stark in the fantasy drama […]...Read More

This Day, That Year – June 17

This day in history we feature, the Statue of Liberty. The world-famous Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City on this day in 1885. Trivia – Statue of Liberty The dismantled Statue of Liberty, a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of America, arrived in New York Harbor after […]...Read More

This Day, That Year – June 16

This day in history we feature, Valentina Tereshkova. Soviet Cosmonaut, Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space on this day in 1963. Trivia – Valentina Tereshkova Tereshkova was chosen to take part in the second dual flight in the Vostok program, involving spacecrafts Vostok 5 and Vostok 6. Vostok 5 was launched into space […]...Read More

This Day, That Year – June 15

This day in history we feature, vulcanized rubber. Charles Goodyear was an American self-taught chemist who patented vulcanized rubber on this day in 1844. Trivia – Vulcanized Rubber Goodyear invented vulcanized rubber when he accidentally dropped some India rubber mixed with sulfur on a hot stove and so discovered vulcanization. His discovery initiated decades of […]...Read More

This Day, That Year – June 14

This day in history we feature, the first monkey launched into outer space on this day. Trivia – First Monkey in Space Albert II, a male rhesus macaque, became the first primate and the first mammal to be launched into space on this day in 1949. He flew to an altitude of 83 miles aboard […]...Read More