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23rd June in history

Wed 23 Jun 2021    
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Christopher Latham Sholes patented the Sholes and Glidden typewriter on this day in 1868, the first commercially successful of its kind.

Did you know that:

• Antoine Joseph Sax, the Belgian inventor of the saxophone was born on this day in 1848
• First editions of “The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.” by Washington Irving were released on this day in 1819, featuring the story “Rip Van Winkle”
• Arthur Melin was granted a patent for his Hula-Hoop on this day in 1964

// Compiled by Zoya Siddiqui

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