Milled money… Automation of a coin press

In Italy circa 1500, Leonardo da Vinci invented a Mill-driven coin press. Continue reading

Halftone photo of Prince Arthur in Canadian Illustrated News

The first issue of Canadian Illustrated News featured a halftone photograph of Queen Victoria's son, Prince Arthur on October 30th 1869. Continue reading

Crimean War receive extensive newspaper coverage

The Crimean War (1853-56), was the first war to receive extensive newspaper coverage. Continue reading

Paul Anthony Samuelson, first North American to receive Nobel Prize in Economics

First North America presented the Nobel Prize in Economics was in 1970
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First International Congress of Archivists Meeting

The International Council on Archives, (which was founded in 1948), hosted the International Congress of Archivists held in Paris, France, in 1950. Continue reading

Sarah Bernhardt

Sarah Bernhardt (French: [sa.ʁa bɛʁ.nɑʁt]; 22 or 23 October 1844 – 26 March 1923) was a French stage actress who starred in some of the most popular French plays of the late 19th and early 20th century, including La Dame Aux Camelias by Alexandre Dumas, fils, Ruy Blas by Victor Hugo, Fédora and La Tosca by Victorien Sardou, and L'Aiglon by Edmond Rostand. She also played male roles, including Shakespeare's Hamlet. Continue reading

Fields Medal, is a Mathematician’s Nobel Prize.

The Fields Medal was the will of a Canadian born, research mathematician of the University of Toronto, by the name of John Charles Fields. Continue reading

Hoop skirt was called a Farthingale

Introduced circa 1470 in Castile (now in Spain) a Hoop skirt called the farthingale. Continue reading

Letters from Christopher Columbus sent from Lisbon

Christopher Columbus, on March 14th 1493, having docked in Lisbon, Portugal, at the end of his first voyage to the New World, he wrote and dispatched two identical letters, one to Raphael Sanchez and the other to Luis de Santangel. Continue reading

Sunflowers Cultivated in United States of America

The indigenous tribes and people of prehistoric times cultivated the Sunflower in Southwestern United States. Continue reading