Ballpoint pen is born

October 30, 1888

Ballpoint pen is born

"Necessity is the mother of invention."  John J. Loud of Massachusetts needed a writing instrument that would write on leather and fabric. The result was a ballpoint pen on which Loud received a patent on October 30, 1888.

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