On 14 October, Henry Blair became the first African-American to obtain a US patent (1834); George Eastman patented paper-strip photographic film (1884); Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier (1947); and Eisenhower was born (1890).
Stating the obvious: in 2006, Helvidius, a Pachyderm, was born. Happy one year blogiversary. Thank you to all for reading. :)