Stamp collector known to decorate her dressing room with them

A young woman who collected stamps placed an advertisement or a notice (back in the day) in the Times of London in 1841 soliciting canceled postage stamps. Continue reading

Carl Gustaf Patrik Laval

Gustaf de Laval was born at Orsa in Dalarna in the Swedish de Laval Huguenot family (immigrated 1622 – Claude de Laval, soldier – knighted de Laval 1647). Continue reading

First multivolume printed book series

A 130-volume collection of Chinese classics, was the first multivolume printed book series, printed for Fong Tao, a Chinese minister, at the beginning of 932. Continue reading

The Carburetor

The German Engineer/Designer Wilhelm Maybach in 1893, invented the Carburetor. Continue reading

aeronautical society

The Societe Aerostatique, was the first aeronautical society, founded in 1852, in the city of Paris, France Continue reading

Japanese company to sell stock on United States stock exchanges

Sony KK, was the first Japanese company to sell stock on United States stock exchanges. Continue reading

The Safety Razor

The French barber by the name of Jean-Jacques Perret invented in 1762, the Safety razor. Continue reading

Scientific explanation of perspective in art

The Italian painter and architect Leon Battista Alberti in his book De pictures (On Painting), also known as Della pittura, written in 1435, he describes the science behind the perspectives in art. (basically how to make building look real in a painting via vanishing points and lighting points) Continue reading

The first European polo club

The Cachar Polo Club, founded by British tea planters in 1859 in Silchar, Assam, in northeastern India, became the first European polo club. Continue reading

Alexander the Great

Alexander III of Macedon (20/21 July 356 BC – 10/11 June 323 BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great (Greek: Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Μέγας, Aléxandros ho Mégas Koine Greek: [a.lék.san.dros ho mé.gas]), was a king (basileus) of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty. Continue reading