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This Day, That Year – September 17

Zoya Siddiqui   Fri 17 Sep 2021    

William Golding published “Lord of the Flies” by Faber and Faber in London on this day in 1954. Did you know that:• Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, a pioneer in rocket and space research, was born on this day in 1857• Elmer Sperry received […]

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This Day, That Year – September 16

Zoya Siddiqui   Thu 16 Sep 2021    

Lake Nyasa, which forms Malawi’s boundary with Tanzania & Mozambique, was discovered by British explorer David Livingstone on this day in 1859. Did you know that:• Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, a Hungarian physiologist who won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for discovering […]

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This Day, That Year – September 15

Zoya Siddiqui   Wed 15 Sep 2021    

Dame Agatha Christie, Lady Mallowan, was an English writer born on this day in 1890, known for her sixty-six detective novels and fourteen short story collections. Did you know that:• Jan Matzeliger, the inventor of the shoe-lacing machine, was born on this […]

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This Day, That Year – September 14

Zoya Siddiqui   Tue 14 Sep 2021    

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation registered “The Simpsons” television show on this day in 1993. Did you know that:• George K Anderson of Memphis, Tennessee, patented a typewriter ribbon on this day in 1886• Karl Taylor Compton was an American […]

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This Day, That Year – September 13

Zoya Siddiqui   Mon 13 Sep 2021    

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 […]

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This Day, That Year – September 12

Zoya Siddiqui   Sun 12 Sep 2021    

Hans Zimmer is a German film score composer and record producer born on this day in 1957. Did you know that:• The first submarine was publicly tested in London on the Thames for King James I on this day in […]

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This Day, That Year – September 11

Zoya Siddiqui   Sat 11 Sep 2021    

Carl Zeiss was a German scientist and optician born on this day in 1816, known for the lens manufacturing company he founded known as Carl Zeiss. Did you know that:• James Cutler patented a postal mail chute on this day in […]

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This Day, That Year – September 10

Zoya Siddiqui   Fri 10 Sep 2021    

Elias Howe received a patent for a lockstitch sewing machine on this day in 1846. Did you know that:• Waldo Semon, an American inventor who invented vinyl, was born on this day in 1898• Gunpei Yokoi, a Japanese inventor and […]

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This Day, That Year – September 9

Zoya Siddiqui   Thu 09 Sep 2021    

On this day in 1945, Grace Hopper discovered the first “bug” in a computer program; a moth was removed with tweezers from a relay & taped into the log. Did you know that:• John Herschel took the first-ever photo captured […]

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This Day, That Year – September 8

Zoya Siddiqui   Wed 08 Sep 2021    

Louis Zimmer, astronomer and clockmaker to the King of Belgium, was born on this day in 1888. Did you know that:• Richard Drew created Scotch tape on this day in 1930• Martin Freeman is an English actor born on this […]

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Bitcoin finds its way to Central America!

Brew Admin   Tue 07 Sep 2021    

In a monetary experiment, El Salvador became the first country to adopt bitcoin as a national currency.  President Nayib Bukele stated on Monday that his government had purchased another 200 bitcoins following the decision to formally adopt the currency.  As […]

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