Nicolas-Jacques Conté invented the pencil, people say... And they also say that he did it on this day: 6th April.
The crayons were named after their inventor and the Conté Crayons are very popular among artists. They are "a drawing medium composed of compressed powdered graphite or charcoal mixed with a wax or clay base, square in cross-section". Can you understand this definition? Neither can I!!!!
When I was a child, I can assure that pencils were already a very common tool in any student's schoolbag!
Thank you Mr Conté!