President of European Parliament, Simone Veil

Simone Veil of was elected President of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France and served her Presidential term from July 1979 to 1982. Continue reading

Tethered Hot Air Balloon Flight

Jean-Francois Pilatre de Rozier ascended in a tethered hot air balloon constructed by the Montgolfier brothers in Paris, France on October 15, 1783. Continue reading

First English Translation of the Quran

First English Translation of the Quran was written and published by George Sale from England in 1734. Continue reading

St-Odoric de Pordenone

Odoric of Pordenone, OFM (1286–1331), also known as Odorico Mattiussi or Mattiuzzi, was an Italian late-medieval Franciscan friar and missionary explorer. Continue reading

The Outlaw of Slavery

The European country of Denmark was the first to outlaw slavery, in 1792. Continue reading

The Spark Plug We Love

Spark plug was created by Jean-Joseph-Etienne Lenoir, an Belgian-born engineer working in France, 1885. He developed the first practical internal combustion engine and a sparking device. Continue reading

First Closed-Circuit Road Race in France

The Automobile Club of France held a closed-circuit road race at Course de Perigueux in 1898. Continue reading

Frozen Desserts Enjoyed by Ancient Romans

Ancient Romans first enjoyed frozen desserts after mixing fruit juice with mountain snow provided by runners. Continue reading

Greek Treatise on Hunting- Cynegeticus

The Greek treatise on hunting, Cynegeticus(Hunting Man) was written 375 BCE by Xenophon, a Greek historian. Continue reading

European Expulsion of Jews

The European expulsion of Jews began in 13th Century England. Continue reading