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23rd June in history

Christopher Latham Sholes patented the Sholes and Glidden typewriter on this day in 1868, the first commercially successful of its kind. Did you know that: • Antoine Joseph Sax, the Belgian inventor of the saxophone was born on this day in 1848• First editions of “The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.” by Washington Irving […]...Read More

22nd June in history

Meryl Streep is an American actress and singer born on this day in 1949. Often described as the “best actress of her generation”, Streep is particularly known for her versatility and accents. Did you know that: • John Howe patented a pin manufacturing machine on this day in 1832• The first ring doughnut was supposedly […]...Read More

21st June in history

Born on this day in 1979, Chris Pratt is an American actor and comedian, known for starring in both television and action films. Did you know that: • Cyrus McCormick of Virginia patented the reaper for the cultivation of grain on this day in 1834• Willem Hendrik Keesom, a Dutch physicist who was the first […]...Read More

20th June in history

Nicole Kidman is an American-born Australian actress, producer, and singer born on this day in 1967. Did you know that: • Three-hundred twenty-ton Savannah became the first steamship to cross any ocean in the Atlantic on this day in 1819• Samuel Morse was granted a patent for telegraphy signals on this day in 1840• Lionel […]...Read More

19th June in history

Olajide Olayinka Williams “JJ” Olatunji, better known as KSI, is an English YouTuber, rapper, and professional boxer born on this day in 1993. Did you know that: • Michael Pupin was granted a patent for long-distance telephony on this day in 1900• “Brenda Starr,” the first cartoon strip by a woman, appeared in a Chicago […]...Read More

18th June in history

Richard Madden is a Scottish actor born on this day in 1986. Madden rose the fame with his portrayal of Robb Stark in the fantasy drama series Game of Thrones. Madden then played Prince Kit in the romantic fantasy film Cinderella. Did you know that: • William Lassell, the astronomer who discovered the moons of […]...Read More

17th June in history

Born on this day in 1987, Kendrick Lamar is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer. Did you know that: • Mughal emperor Shah Jahan I built the tomb of his late wife, Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj Mahal on this day in 1631• William Crookes, an English chemist and physicist who invented the Crookes tube […]...Read More

16th June in history

Tupac Amaru Shakur, better known by his stage name 2Pac and by his alias Makaveli, was an American rapper and actor born on this day in 1971. Did you know that: • The first roller coaster was opened at Coney Island in New York on this day in 1884• Jean Peugeot, a French auto manufacturer […]...Read More

15th June in history

O’Shea Jackson, known professionally as Ice Cube, is an American rapper, actor, and filmmaker born on this day in 1969. Did you know that: • Charles Goodyear was granted a patent for vulcanized rubber on this day in 1844• The world’s first moving pictures were caught on camera on this day in 1878 to see […]...Read More

14th June in history

Jesy Nelson is an English singer born on this day in 1991. Nelson rose to prominence as a member of the British girl group, Little Mix. Did you know that: • Charles-Augustin de Coulomb, a French physicist who wrote Coulomb’s Law and invented the torsion balance, was born on this day in 1736• David Bache, […]...Read More

13th June in history

Born on this day in 1981, Chris Evans is an American actor, best known for his role as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe series of films. Did you know that: • Thomas Young, a British philologist and physician who established the wave theory of light, was born on this day in 1773• James […]...Read More