THIS DAY IN HISTORY

  • 41 Claudius succeeds his nephew Caligula as Roman Emperor after the later’s assassination by officers of the Praetorian Guard
  • 1857 University of Calcutta founded as the first full-fledged university in South Asia
  • 1899 Rubber heel for boots or shoes patented by American Humphrey O’Sullivan
  • 1908 Lieutenant General Robert Baden-Powell publishes “Scouting for Boys” as a manual for self-instruction in outdoor skills and self-improvement. The book becomes the inspiration for the Scout Movement.
  • 1984 Apple Computer Inc unveils its revolutionary Macintosh personal computer

Source: Onthisday.com

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