Lawn Tennis Played in England

England's Sporting Magazine referenced the game of lawn tennis Continue reading

British Law Code Written in Prose

King Aethelberht I of Kent, England wrote the law code in prose style in 600. Continue reading

First Automobile Accident in England

Bridget Driscoll was the first pedestrian on record killed by an automobile driven by Arthur Edsell. Continue reading

Macadamia Nuts Planted for Commercial Usage

Commercial macadamia nut orchards were planted in Hawaii, USA in 1921. Continue reading

Iraq Imposed Jews Wear Yellow Patch

Muslim Abbasid caliph al-Mutawakkil imposed a decree in Babylonia, Iraq about year 850, Continue reading

France Developed Prepaid Envelopes

During King Louis XIV of France’s reign the prepaid envelope was developed by M. de Valfyer Continue reading

Archeologist Discovered the First Weight Measure

British archeologist Flinders Petrie discovered the beqa, a cylindrical weight measure of 7 ounces (198 grams) at Naqada, Egypt dated to the Amratian period of 3800 BCE. Continue reading

Assisted Suicide Law Passed

The assisted suicide law passed by voters in Oregon, USA, in 1994 Continue reading

Wright Built First Military Aircraft

Wilbur and Orville Wright built the Wright military flyer of 1909 for the U.S. Army Signal Corps as an observation and signaling craft. Continue reading

Sumerians Used Reed Stylus

Ancient Sumerians used sharpened reed stylus for inscribing on wet clay tablets in 3500 BCE. Continue reading