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This Day, That Year – October 26

Charles Post, the inventor of the breakfast cereal Post Cereals, was born on this day in 1854. Did you know that: • Hillary Clinton is an American politician, diplomat, lawyer, writer, and public speaker born on this day in 1947• Seth MacFarlane is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, director, and singer born on this day […]...Read More

This Day, That Year – October 25

Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and theatre designer born on this day in 1881. Did you know that: • Giovanni Cassini discovered Iapetus, the satellite of Saturn on this day in 1671• Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, known professionally as Katy Perry, is an American singer-songwriter born on this day in 1984• Windows […]...Read More

This Day, That Year – October 24

A camera on board the V-2 No. 13 rocket, launched from Whites Sands US on this day in 1946, took the first photograph of the earth from outer space. Did you know that: • Alonzo Phillips patented a friction match on this day in 1836• William Lassell discovered Ariel and Umbriel, the satellites of Uranus, […]...Read More

This Day, That Year – October 23

The Smurfs first appeared in the story “Johan and Pirlouit” by Belgium cartoonist Peyo on this day in 1958. Did you know that: • The first plastic surgery was performed in England on this day in 1814• A patent for a gas-motor engine was issued to Nicolaus Otto, Francis, and William Crossley on this day […]...Read More

This Day, That Year – October 22

Andre-Jacques Garnerin made the first parachute descent from a balloon in Paris on this day in 1797. Did you know that: • Thomas Edison perfected the carbonized cotton filament light bulb on this day in 1879• Julian, Mayer, and Krause received a patent for cortisone on this day in 1940 – used to treat rheumatoid […]...Read More

This Day, That Year – October 21

Born on this day in 1833, Alfred Nobel was a Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist, after whom the Nobel Prize was named. Did you know that: • English scientist John Dalton read his paper on the absorption of gases by water to the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society on this day in 1803• […]...Read More

This Day, That Year – October 20

“The Return of the King”, the third and final volume of “The Lord of the Rings” by J. R. R. Tolkien, was published by George Allen and Unwin on this day in 1955. Did you know that: • Dr. Lee DeForest demonstrated his electrical vacuum tube (radio tube) on this day in 1906• The first […]...Read More

This Day, That Year – October 19

Steve McPeak rode a 101’9″ unicycle on this day in 1980. Did you know that: • Martin Luther became a doctor of theology on this day in 1512• Georg Knorr, a German engineer who created the brake system trains, was born on this day in 1859• Sir Michael Gambon is an Irish-English actor born on […]...Read More

This Day, That Year – October 18

Walt Disney’s film “Jungle Book” was released on this day in 1967. Did you know that: • Charles Strite was granted a patent for his invention – the automatic pop-up toaster on this day in 1921• Zach Efron is an American actor and singer born on this day in 1987• Tyler Posey is an American […]...Read More

This Day, That Year – October 17

Thomas Edison filed a patent for the Optical Phonograph (the first movie) on this day in 1888. Did you know that: • Felix Mendelssohn’s first Piano concert in G minor premiered in Munich on this day in 1831• Built by Allied POWs and Asian laborers for use of the Japanese army, the Burma railway was […]...Read More

This Day, That Year – October 16

The first edition of C.S. Lewis’s “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” was released in London on this day in 1950. Did you know that: • Oscar Wilde was an Irish poet and playwright was born on this day in 1854• Frank Sprague was granted a patent for a multi-control for electric trains on […]...Read More