Georges Méliès’ Science Fiction Film Released

French director Georges Méliès released the first science fiction film Le voyage dans la Lune (A Trip to the Moon) in 1902. Continue reading

Herophilus was the founder of human anatomy

Herophilus was the founder of human anatomy as the first person to dissect human cadavers in Continue reading

First Military Radar Experiment

The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, DC, USA conducted the first military radar experiment in 1922 Continue reading

David Carl Schilling

David Carl Schilling (December 15, 1918 – August 14, 1956) was a U.S. Air Force officer, fighter ace credited with 22½ confirmed claims, and leading advocate of long-range jet fighter operations. Kansas' Schilling Air Force Base was named in his memory. Continue reading

Origins of St. Valentine’s Day

St. Valentine's Day is a merger of the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia, the fertility holiday on February 15, Continue reading

Self-Sustaining Nuclear Chain Reaction Demonstration

Italian-American physicist Enrico Fermi created the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction demonstration on December 2, 1942 Continue reading

Whaling Town Built in Smeerenburg, Norway

The whaling town of Smeerenburg ("Blubbertown"), was built in 1619 on Spitsbergen, an island north of Norway. Continue reading

The First South African Newspapers

The first African national newspapers were: Ikhwezi (The Morning Star), Isigidi samaXhosa (The Xhosa Messenger), Continue reading

French Wartime Reconnaissance Balloon Launched

The first wartime reconnaissance balloon was launched on June 26, 1794, during the Battle of Fleurus, Belgium. Continue reading