The First Water Pollution Law Passed

First water pollution law passed on 1856 in London, England to control waste dumped into the Thames River. Continue reading

Lenoir Invents the Motorboat

The first motorboat was invented by Jean-Joseph-Etienne Lenoir, Belgian engineer in 1886 using liquid fuel used in the two-cycle combustion engine. Continue reading

The First International Direct Dial Service

Beginning March 1, 1970, an International direct-dial service became available from New York City, NY, USA to London, England. Continue reading

First Words Spoken by Telephone

Alexander Graham Bell’s first spoken words by telephone were, "Mr. Watson, come here, I want you," on March 10, 1876. Continue reading

Metal Pen Was Found in Roman Times

That right folks, the Egyptians were using reed pens long before the Romans began using metal pens. Remember Pompeii, Italy? Continue reading

Commercial Production of Barbed Wire Fencing

Barbed wire fencing was commercially produced on November 1, 1873 by the Barb Fence Company in Dekalb, Illinois, USA following an invention patent obtained by owner, Joseph Farwell Glidden. Continue reading

The First Recorded Standard Unit of Length

The first recorded unit of length was approximately 2.7 feet (0.8 meters) used by megalithic tomb builders of Europe around 3500 BCE Continue reading

Stand Up! Hook Up! Check Static Lines! Check Equipment! Sound Off For Equipment Check! Stand In The Door! GO! GO! GO!

That is what you hear today when becoming a Paratrooper. In 1808, an emergency parachute jump took place over Warsaw, Poland. Continue reading

More Suburbanites than City and Rural Dwellers

In 1990, the United States achieved the distinction of being the first country Continue reading

Die Gleichheit (Equality) Newspaper

A Socialist women’s newspaper Die Gleichheit (Equality), edited by Clara Zetkin (nee Clara Eissner) was first published in 1892 in Stuttgart, Germany. Continue reading