This Day, That Year – September 13

This Day, That Year – September 13

Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short-story writer, poet, screenwriter, and wartime fighter pilot born on this day in 1916.

Did you know that:

• A patent was granted to Daniel C. Stillson for the improved monkey wrench on this day in 1870
• Swiss inventor, George de Mestral was granted a patent for velvet type fabric, what would later be known as Velcro, on this day in 1955
• Niall Horan is an Irish singer and songwriter born on this day in 1993


Zoya Siddiqui

Zoya is a fledgling journalist with a natural penchant for wordsmithery and a soft corner for environment and wildlife. A literature student, she contributes articles on history, environment and latest fads.

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