This Day, That Year – September 19

This Day, That Year – September 19

German tourists discovered Ötzi the Iceman, a mummy from 3,300 BCE, in the Italian alps on this day in 1991.

Did you know that:

• Melville Bissell patented a carpet sweeper on this day in 1876
• James Van Alen, who invented the Simplified Scoring System for tennis, was born on this day in 1902
• Jimmy Fallon is an American comedian, television host, and actor born on this day in 1974

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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