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5th August in history

Harry Houdini stayed in a coffin underwater for an hour and thirty minutes before escaping on this day in 1926. Did you know that: • The spectrum of a comet was observed for the first time by Giovanni Donati on this day in 1864• The cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty was laid on Bedloe’s […]...Read More

4th August in history

Barack Obama is an American politician who served as the forty-fourth President of the United States born on this day in 1961. Did you know that: • Russian Antarctic expedition led by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen returned to Kronshtadt after becoming the first to circumnavigate Antarctica on this day in 1821• Rodin Museum opened in […]...Read More

3rd August in history

Christopher Columbus set sail on his first voyage with three ships, Santa María, Pinta and Niña from Palos de la Frontera, Spain for the “Indies” on this day in 1492. Did you know that: • The Street Car Controller was patented by Walter Knight and William Potter on this day in 1897• The Firestone Tire […]...Read More

2nd August in history

Tower Subway, the world’s first underground tube railway, opened in London on this day in 1870. Did you know that: • English explorer Henry Hudson entered the bay later named after him, the Hudson Bay, on this day in 1610• Samuel Briggs and his son were granted a patent for a nail-making machine on this […]...Read More

1st August in history

English chemist Joseph Priestley discovered oxygen by isolating it in its gaseous state on this day in 1774. Did you know that: • The first Michelin Guide was published by the brothers Édouard and André Michelin on this day in 1900 as a hotel and restaurant reference guide to encourage more road travel and thus […]...Read More

31st July in history

Joanne Rowling, better known by her pen name J. K. Rowling, is a British author, philanthropist, film producer, television producer, and screenwriter born on this day in 1965. Did you know that: • Christopher Columbus discovered the island of Trinidad on his third voyage on this day in 1498• “Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish dialect” […]...Read More

30th July in history

Born on this day in 1863, Henry Ford was an American industrialist, business magnate, and founder of the Ford Motor Company, and chief developer of the assembly line technique of mass production. Did you know that: • The City of Baghdad founded by Abbasid caliph Al-Mansur, just north of ancient Baghdad, on this day in […]...Read More

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