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31st July in history

Zoya Siddiqui   Sat 31 Jul 2021    

Joanne Rowling, better known by her pen name J. K. Rowling, is a British author, philanthropist, film producer, television producer, and screenwriter born on this day in 1965. Did you know that:• Christopher Columbus discovered the island of Trinidad on […]


30th July in history

Zoya Siddiqui   Fri 30 Jul 2021    

Born on this day in 1863, Henry Ford was an American industrialist, business magnate, and founder of the Ford Motor Company, and chief developer of the assembly line technique of mass production. Did you know that:• The City of Baghdad […]


29th July in history

Zoya Siddiqui   Thu 29 Jul 2021    

The first test footage for Walt Disney’s “Steamboat Willie” with Mickey Mouse was created on this day in 1928. Did you know that:• The publication of “Fellowship of the Ring”, the first volume of “Lord of the Rings” by J. […]


28th July in history

Zoya Siddiqui   Wed 28 Jul 2021    

Sir William James Herschel of the Indian Civil Service made the first use of fingerprints as a means of identification on this day in 1858. Did you know that:• A total solar eclipse was captured on a daguerreotype photograph on […]


27th July in history

Zoya Siddiqui   Tue 27 Jul 2021    

Bugs Bunny, a Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Tex Avery and Bob Givens (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuted in “A Wild Hare” on this day in 1940. Did you know that:• Alexander P. Ashbourne patented a […]


26th July in history

Zoya Siddiqui   Mon 26 Jul 2021    

English mathematician Thomas Harriot was the first person to draw a map of the Moon by looking through a telescope on this day in 1609. Did you know that:• Mick Jagger is an English singer, songwriter, actor, and film producer […]


25th July in history

Zoya Siddiqui   Sun 25 Jul 2021    

Wilhelm Schneider patented the Carousel in Davenport, Iowa, on this day in 1871. Did you know that:• Sebastián de Belalcázar on his search of El Dorado found the City of Santiago de Cali on this day in 1536• English engineer […]


24th July in history

Zoya Siddiqui   Sat 24 Jul 2021    

American explorer Hiram Bingham discovered Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas on this day in 1911. Did you know that:• A patent for an oral form of the antibiotic Penicillin was granted to Ernst Brandl and Hans Margreiter […]


23rd July in history

Zoya Siddiqui   Fri 23 Jul 2021    

Born on this day in 1989, Daniel Radcliffe is an English actor, best known for playing Harry Potter in the Harry Potter film series. Did you know that:• William Austin Burt patented America’s first “typographer” on this day in 1829• […]


22nd July in history

Zoya Siddiqui   Thu 22 Jul 2021    

Wiley Post completed the first solo flight around the world on this day in 1993; it took seven days and nineteen hours. Did you know that:• Willem Dafoe is an American actor born on this day in 1955• Selena Gomez […]


21st July in history

Zoya Siddiqui   Wed 21 Jul 2021    

Sirimavo Bandaranaike became the world’s first female elected head of government, as Prime Minister of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) on this day in 1960. Did you know that:• Spanish explorer Álvaro de Mendaña was the first European to discover the […]