Italy Opens First Christian Pilgrim Hospice

St. Fabiola, a Roman noblewoman founded a Hospice for Christian pilgrims in Porto, Italy in 395, Continue reading

Earliest Shaving Instruments Found in Asia

Earliest shaving implements first appeared in Asia and Africa over 20,000 years ago Continue reading

Home Refrigerators Marketed in Chicago

First home refrigerators marketed in Chicago, IL, USA, in 1913. Continue reading

First Retail item Priced by Barcode Scanner

Wrigley's Juicy Fruit package of chewing gum was the first retail item priced by a barcode scanner. Continue reading

Olympic Gold Medal Awarded to Female Hurdler

Moroccan hurdler, Nawal El Moutawakel was the first black African woman athlete to win an Olympic gold medal Continue reading

Muhammad Established the Salah

Muhammad established the Muslim prayer ritual, the salah in 622, consisting of statements of faith, recitations from the Qur'an, and a sequence of postures, including standing, bowing, sitting, and prostration. Continue reading

Mary Queen of Scots Plays Golf

Mary, Queen of Scots caused an uproar as the first woman to play golf in 1567, Continue reading

Mineral Spring Luxury Spa Opens in Belgium

A mineral spring luxury spa opens to upper-class Europeans Continue reading

William Franklin Sends First Airmail Letter

William Franklin,sent the first airmail letter to his father, Benjamin Franklin on January 7, 1785 while stationed in Europe at the Continental Congress. Continue reading

1968 Volkswagen Used the First Computer Chip

The Volkswagen 1600, built by Volkswagen AG of Wolfsburg. Continue reading