This Day, That Year – September 24

This Day, That Year – September 24

F. Scott Fitzgerald was an American novelist, essayist, short story, and screenwriter born on this day in 1896.

Did you know that:

• Henri Giffard, a French engineer, demonstrated the first engine-powered dirigible/airship flight with steam power on this day in 1852
• Georges Claude, the French inventor of neon light, was born on this day in 1870
• American fast food restaurant chain “KFC” (Kentucky Fried Chicken) opened its first franchise in Salt Lake City, Utah on this day in 1952


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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