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27th February in history

Kate Mara is an American actress born on this day in 1983. She is known for work in television, playing reporter Zoe Barnes in the Netflix political drama House of Cards. Did you know that: • English explorer William Dampier was the first British person to visit the Pacific Island of New Britain on this […]...Read More

26th February in history

Victor Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement born on this day in 1802. Did you know that: • The first New York City pneumatically powered subway line opened on this day in 1870• The first typesetting machine (photo engraving) was used on this day in 1954• Hobie surfboards were […]...Read More

25th February in history

Samuel Colt patented the first multi-shot revolving-cylinder revolver, enabling the firearm to be fired multiple times without reloading on this day in 1836. Did you know that: • The first performing monkey was exhibited in America, New York City on this day in 1751• John Holland was granted a patent for a submarine on this […]...Read More

24th February in history

Steve Jobs was an American business magnate, industrial designer, investor, and media proprietor born on this day in 1955. Did you know that: • Steam shovel was patented by William Otis in Philadelphia on this day in 1839• The first perforated United States postage stamps were delivered to the government on this day in 1857• […]...Read More

23rd February in history

Josh Gad is an American actor and singer born on this day in 1981. He is known for voicing Olaf in the Frozen franchise, playing Elder Arnold Cunningham in the Broadway musical The Book of Mormon, and LeFou in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Did you know that: • “The Times” […]...Read More

22nd February in history

Born on this day in 1918, Robert Wadlow, also known as the Alton Giant and the Giant of Illinois, was an American man who was the tallest person in recorded history for whom there is irrefutable evidence. Did you know that: • Ernst Alexanderson was issued a patent for a selective radio tuning system on […]...Read More

21st February in history

Alan Rickman was an English actor and director born on this day in 1946. He appeared in several movies including the Harry Potter series, where he played the role of Severus Snape. Did you know that: • The first known sewing machine was patented to John Greenough, Washington, D.C. on this day in 1842• John […]...Read More

20th February in history

Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian singer, actress, and businesswoman born on this day in 1988. American record producer Evan Rogers who invited her to the United States to record demo tapes discovered Rihanna. Did you know that: • John Drummond was granted a patent for moulds for the manufacturing of candles on this day […]...Read More

19th February in history

Victoria Dawn Justice is an American actress and singer born on this day in 1993. She rose to fame on Nickelodeon, starring as Lola Martinez on Zoey 101 and later as Tori Vega on Victorious. Did you know that: • Thomas Edison received a patent for the phonograph on this day in 1878• Will Keith […]...Read More

18th February in history

John Joseph Travolta is an American actor and singer born on this day in 1954. Did you know that: • Sculptor Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi was awarded a patent for his design for the Statue of Liberty on this day in 1879• Mark Twain published the “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” on this day in 1885• US astronomer […]...Read More