Snowmobile is a Canadian invention and tradition too…

Joseph-Armand Bombardier of Valcourt, Quebec, Canada in 1922 invented the snowmobile. It was at the time basically a sleigh with a Model T Engine, which propelled a snow propeller. Later Bombardier founded the first snowmobile manufacturing company in 1937. Continue reading

SCUBA: Aqualung by Jacques Yves Cousteau and Emil Gagnan

Jacques Yves Cousteau and Emile Gagnan, French naval engineers and divers, developed the Aqualung, a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA). Continue reading

Pagodas Evolved from Buddhist Stupas

Pagodas Evolved from the Buddhist Stupas, the first monuments of these types were built in India (circa 483 BCE), and described as a hemispherical mound, topped with a stack of discs. Continue reading

King George VI – King of England

George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George; 14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death. Continue reading

Origins of the Apples

The forests surrounding Almaty (formally Alma-ala) Kazakhstan, is where apple trees originated. Continue reading

Canada starts Digital Wireless Cable TV

This cable TV is digital and totally wireless, employing no ground wires, but instead uses a satellite network. Continue reading

Hideki Yukawa, first Asian to receive Nobel Prize in Physics

First Asian presented the Nobel Prize in Physics was in 1949

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Windmills invented by Persians

Arabic writings of the 9th Century first mention horizontal windmills constructed around 644 CE. Continue reading

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Edgar Rice Burroughs was born on September 1, 1875, in Chicago, Illinois (he later lived for many years in the suburb of Oak Park), the fourth son of Major George Tyler Burroughs (1833–1913), a businessman and Civil War veteran, and his wife, Mary Evaline (Zieger) Burroughs (1840–1920). Continue reading

Blood types Discovered

Karl Landsteiner in 1901, described blood types A, B and O, fist shooing the differences due to distinctive antigens carried by red blood cells. Continue reading