On this day:
1909: The world’s first synthetic plastic is developed. Belgian chemist Leo Baekeland announced his invention of Bakelite.
1924: The Greenwich Time Signal is broadcast for the first time
Born on this day:
1985: Cristiano Ronaldo: Portuguese footballer, one of the greatest footballers of the present era
1840: John Boyd Dunlop: Scottish businessman, co-founder of Dunlop Rubber
Gone on this day:
2008: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi: Indian guru