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This Day, That Year – October 12

Elmer Sperry, the inventor of the gyrocompass, was born on this day in 1860. Did you know that: • The Ford Motor Company manufactured its one-millionth automobile at the River Rouge plant on this day in 1915• Jean Nidetch, an American nutritionist who invented Weight Watchers, was born on this day in 1923• Hugh Jackman was an […]...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