Add Your Piece of History… 11th August

11 Aug
  • On this day in 1897.  British children’s author, Enid Blyton, is born.  Enid Blyton was born in East Dulwich, England on this day.  Blyton became a prolific writer of children’s books, and many of her titles have been translated into 40 different languages.  It is estimated that she wrote over 600 titles, many under the same series, such as the Secret Seven, Famous Five, Magic Faraway Tree and Adventure series.
  •  On this day in 1877.  American astronomer Asaph Hall discovers Phobos and Deimos, the two moons of Mars.
  • On this day in 1896.  Harvey Hubbell received a patent for the electric light bulb socket with a pull-chain.
  • On this day in 1934.  Alcatraz, in San Francisco Bay, received federal prisoners for the first time.

Please feel free to add your piece of history (something personal or general history).

Asaph Hall, discoverer of the two Martian moons.

Asaph Hall, discoverer of the two Martian moons. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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