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29th July in history

The first test footage for Walt Disney’s “Steamboat Willie” with Mickey Mouse was created on this day in 1928. Did you know that: • The publication of “Fellowship of the Ring”, the first volume of “Lord of the Rings” by J. R. R. Tolkien, was done by George Allen and Unwin in London on this […]...Read More

28th July in history

Sir William James Herschel of the Indian Civil Service made the first use of fingerprints as a means of identification on this day in 1858. Did you know that: • A total solar eclipse was captured on a daguerreotype photograph on this day in 1851• The “ready light” or taper was patented by John Mitchell […]...Read More

27th July in history

Bugs Bunny, a Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Tex Avery and Bob Givens (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuted in “A Wild Hare” on this day in 1940. Did you know that: • Alexander P. Ashbourne patented a process for refining coconut oil on this day in 1880• Canadian scientists Frederick Banting […]...Read More

26th July in history

English mathematician Thomas Harriot was the first person to draw a map of the Moon by looking through a telescope on this day in 1609. Did you know that: • Mick Jagger is an English singer, songwriter, actor, and film producer born on this day in 1943• Scott Cawthon is an American former video game […]...Read More

25th July in history

Wilhelm Schneider patented the Carousel in Davenport, Iowa, on this day in 1871. Did you know that: • Sebastián de Belalcázar on his search of El Dorado found the City of Santiago de Cali on this day in 1536• English engineer George Stephenson introduced his first steam locomotive, a travelling engine designed for hauling coal […]...Read More

24th July in history

American explorer Hiram Bingham discovered Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas on this day in 1911. Did you know that: • A patent for an oral form of the antibiotic Penicillin was granted to Ernst Brandl and Hans Margreiter on this day in 1956• Jennifer Lopez, also known by her nickname J.Lo, is […]...Read More

23rd July in history

Born on this day in 1989, Daniel Radcliffe is an English actor, best known for playing Harry Potter in the Harry Potter film series. Did you know that: • William Austin Burt patented America’s first “typographer” on this day in 1829• Jonathan Hoyt patented an improved lamp on this day in 1872• Elijah McCoy was […]...Read More

22nd July in history

Wiley Post completed the first solo flight around the world on this day in 1993; it took seven days and nineteen hours. Did you know that: • Willem Dafoe is an American actor born on this day in 1955• Selena Gomez is an American singer and actress born on this day in 1992• “One Piece”, […]...Read More

21st July in history

Sirimavo Bandaranaike became the world’s first female elected head of government, as Prime Minister of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) on this day in 1960. Did you know that: • Spanish explorer Álvaro de Mendaña was the first European to discover the Marquesas Island in Eastern Polynesia on this day in 1595• John Locke’s Constitution of […]...Read More

20th July in history

Apollo 11 lunar module carrying Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the surface of the Moon on this day in 1969. Did you know that: • Elisha Brown Jr pressed a one-thousand two-hundred thirty-five-pound cheese ball at his farm on this day in 1801• German astronomer Theodor discovered the Comet Brorsen-Metcalf on this day […]...Read More

19th July in history

The steamship SS Great Britain was launched on this day in 1843. Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, it was the first ocean-going craft with an iron hull or screw propeller and the largest vessel afloat in the world. Did you know that: • Astronomer Johannes Kepler had an epiphany and developed his theory of the […]...Read More