Taoist Religious Community Founded

The Taoist religious community, T'ien-shih Tao (the Way of the Celestial Master), was founded in Sichuan province, China in 142 CE by the first patriarch Chang Ling. Continue reading

Domesticated chickens

In India some 5.000 years ago, chickens were domesticated. Continue reading

English Coronation Ceremony for King James I

The first coronation conducted in English was for King James I of England held in Westminster Abbey, London, England in 1603. Continue reading

Pope born in England

Circa 1100 at Abbots Langley, near St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England. Elected a Pope on December 4, 1154. Continue reading

Theophrastus of Eresus

Theophrastus (/ˌθiːəˈfræstəs/; Greek: Θεόφραστος Theόphrastos; c. 371 – c. 287 BC), a Greek native of Eresos in Lesbos, was the successor to Aristotle in the Peripatetic school. Continue reading

Book of printed star charts

Published in 1540, Italian book, De Le Stelle Fisse (Of the Fixed Stars) was the first book of printed star charts, written by Alessandro Piccolomini, he identified the stars letters.
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New Year’s Greeting Printed by Gutenberg

Johannes Gutenberg printed a twelve-page pamphlet with the first New Year’s greeting at Mainz, Germany on December 1454. Continue reading

Probation system for criminals

This was the first such system in the world. Boston, MA, USA, in 1878, legally established a probation system for criminals as a judicial policy. Continue reading

Cryptanalysis Treatise Written in Arabic

Cryptanalysis treatise Kitab al-mu'amma (Book of Secret Language), was written by Al-Khalil ibn Ahmad, Arabic philologist circa 750 in Basra, Iraq and author of the first Arabic dictionary. Continue reading

World Population Exceeds 6 Billion

That right folks, as of the year 1999, the world’s population exceeds 6 billion. Continue reading