Cocoa Cultivation in Central America

In the highlands of Central America circa 2000 BCE and before there was the Toltec people or the Maya people, the cocoa beans cultivated, picked, roasted and made into ceremonial drinks… Hot Cocoa people. Continue reading

First book created in 1st Century Rome

Books started to be created during the 1st Century Rome. Written in Latin, the book was about the Macedonian wars. Continue reading

Apartment Houses for Workers

Apartment houses were built of mud bricks for the purpose of housing labourers in Rome and its Port City of Ostia (now modern Italy). Continue reading

Theodore Roosevelt, first American to receive Nobel Prize for Peace

First American presented the Nobel Peace Prize was in 1906
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Canadian Canoe Museum: History of Northwest Water Travel

The History of Northwest Water Travel is now documented by a collection of some 600 canoes in a Canoe Museum. Continue reading

International Congress of Comparative Law met in Paris, France

Those who attended the International Congress of Comparative Law in Paris, France, in 1900, proposed an international law code to be used by national legislatures. Since then a general code of international law has yet been implemented. The laws are very slow to change. Continue reading

Organized Police Force … around for over 2000 years

Believe it or not, but Organized Police Forces have been around for over 2000 years, circa 6 CE. Continue reading

Metal Stirrups

The Chinese were producing metal foot stirrups made of Cast Iron or Bronze in 250 CE. Continue reading

Plague Outbreak: The Plague of Justinian

The Plague of Justinian was documented to have originated in Egypt, during the early years of the 6th Century and arrived in the Eastern Roman Capital of Constantinople (Modern day Istanbul, Turkey) in 542 CE. Continue reading

Canadian patent issues for Spreadsheet Program

LANPAR was the first spreadsheet program for manipulating matrices of numbers, created by Canadian programmers, RenÈ Pardo and Remy Landau, in 1969/1970 while working at LANPAR Ltd. Continue reading