June 10th National Ballpoint Pen Day

There are a lot of things we take for granted. Things like the sun is going to rise every morning, that there will be taxes (even if they are delayed), and that we have always had a ballpoint pen to write with. Actually, the latter was not true until the Biro brothers, Laslo and Georg from Argentina, created the ballpoint pen in 1943. The first pen sold in the US was in 1945 and was sold at Gimbel’s for $12.50 called the “Birome”. The brothers later sold their patent to Bic.

How to celebrate – Be thankful for your ball point pen. Write a book! Stand on the corner of the street giving autographs (doesn’t matter whether people want them or not)!

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