On This Day – 25 June

Posted on: Tue 25 Jun 2019

On this day…

In 1867, Lucien B. Smith patented the first barbed wire. However, there was a lot of controversy surrounding the patent. 

Lucian Smith was the original inventor in 1867 and held patent rights for it, while Glidden made changes to it in 1874 that he believed were novel enough to merit a new invention and thus a new patent.

In 1967, the world’s first live global satellite TV program was aired. Our World was the first live, international, satellite television production.

In 1993, Nora Ephron’s romantic comedy Sleepless In Seattle starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan opened in theatres.


Produced by: Zoe Kounadis

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