Construction of the Holland Tunnel

Construction of the Holland Tunnel began on October 12, 1920 that runs between New York, NY, and Jersey City, NJ, USA, beneath the Hudson River. Continue reading

Zheng He Created a Sea Chart

Admiral and diplomat Zheng He created the earliest known sea chart of the southern Asian and Indian waters during his seventh voyage in 1431-33. Continue reading

Dictionary of Chemistry Was Published

William Nicholson, English chemist and inventor completed the Dictionary of Chemistry in 1795, Continue reading

De Moleyns Patented the Incandescent Lamp

Frederick de Moleyns patented the incandescent lamp in 1841. Continue reading

Voluptale Printed a Cookbook

Bartolema Scappi printed a cookbook in 1485, De Honeste Voluptate ac Valetudine (Concerning Honest Pleasure and Well-being) Continue reading

First Manned Glider Flight

The first manned glider flight took place in Wiltshire, England, in 1005 and chronicled by William of Malmesbury. Continue reading

Aloys Senefelder Creates Lithography

German playwright, Aloys Senefelder created lithography in Prague, Czech Republic in 1796. Continue reading

Development of Rotary Internal Combustion Engine

German engineer Felix Wankel developed the rotary internal-combustion engine in 1954-56 while at the NSU Motorenwerke AG in Neckarsulm, Germany. Continue reading

Jet Aircraft Engine Afterburner Invented

Rolls-Royce Limited of Derby, Derbyshire, England developed a jet aircraft engine afterburner in 1945. Continue reading

Zheng He Commands Exploration Voyage Around Asia

Zheng He, a Muslim-born officer in the service of Emperor Yongle commanded a Chinese voyage of exploration and diplomacy in 1405. Continue reading