Yesterday in history: ah, the first royal drama I remember.
1986 : Prince Andrew married English commoner Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey which has recently celebrated its 900 year old birthday in London.
1829 Typewriter patented
The invention of various kinds of machines was attempted in the 19th century. Most were large and cumbersome, some resembling pianos in size and shape.
Finally, in 1867, the American inventor Christopher Latham Sholes read an article in the journal Scientific American describing a new British-invented machine and was inspired to construct what became the first practical typewriter.
His second model, patented on June 23, 1868, wrote at a speed far exceeding that of a pen.