This Day in History: 1880-10-05

– On this day, Alonzo T. Cross secured the patent for the first-ever ball-point pen. This invention unwittingly gave future crime writers a smoother tool and potential culprits a more reliable instrument for their dubious deeds. From jotting down the intricate details of a mysterious event to crafting sinister ransom notes, or penning a gripping thriller novel about a heist, the ball-point pen became an accomplice in crime… at least on paper! 🔍✒️📖

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