On this day:
1910 First public demonstration of neon lights at Paris Motor Show. They were invented by Georges Claude.
1984 Bhopal Gas Disaster. A gas leak from a Union Carbide India Limited pesticide plant in Bhopal became one the world’s worst industrial disaster.
Born on this day:
1857 Joseph Conrad, Polish/English author
1895 Anna Freud, Austrian/English psychoanalyst
Gone on this day:
1894 Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish author, poet