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This Day, That Year – August 17

Muhammad Ali was elected to “Ring” magazine’s Boxing Hall of Fame on this day in 1987. Did you know that: • Solymon Merrick of Springfield, Massachusetts, patented the first wrench on this day in 1835• George Orwell published “Animal Farm” in the United Kingdom on this day in 1946• Helen McCrory was a British actress […]...Read More

6th March in history

Born on this day in 1972, Shaquille “Shaq” O’Neal is an American former professional basketball player and sports analyst on the television program Inside the NBA on TNT. Did you know that: • Philosophical Transactions of Royal Society started publishing on this day in 1665• Dmitri Mendeleev presented the first periodic table of the elements […]...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

17th January in history

Born on this day in 1942, Muhammad Ali was an American professional boxer, activist, entertainer and philanthropist. Nicknamed The Greatest, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time. Did you know that: • Leroy Firman received a patent for the telephone switchboard on this day in 1882• The first fully […]...Read More

11th December in history

Born on this day in 1922, Mohammed Yusuf Khan, known professionally as Dilip Kumar, is an Indian actor and philanthropist, best known for his work in Hindi cinema. Referred to as The Tragedy King and The First Khan, he has been credited for bringing the Method acting technique to Indian cinema. Did you know that: […]...Read More

9th November in history

Evander Holyfield upset Mike Tyson in 11th-round knockout in Las Vegas to regain WBA heavyweight boxing title on this day in 1996. He was the second boxer, after Muhammad Ali, to win a heavyweight title 3 times. Did you know that: • The first U.S. design patent for typefaces and borders was issued to George […]...Read More

30th October in history

Clémence Guichard, known professionally as Clémence Poésy, is a French actress and fashion model. Poésy studied drama and has been active in both film and television since 1999, including some English-language productions. Her famous works include Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and other films in the franchise. Did you know that: • Daniel […]...Read More

29th October in history

Robert Norman Ross was an American painter, art instructor and television host was born on this day in 1942. He was the creator and host of The Joy of Painting, an instructional television program that aired on PBS in the United States and in Canada, Latin America and Europe. Did you know that: • Cassius […]...Read More