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