Peaches in the New World

By the late 1500s, Mexico was growing peaches that were brought by the Spanish Conquistadors in the 16th Century. Continue reading

Henri Becquerel

Antoine Henri Becquerel (15 December 1852 – 25 August 1908) was a French physicist, Nobel laureate, and the first person to discover evidence of radioactivity. Continue reading

Fireproofing Ones Home in Ancient Rome

After the great fire of 64 CE in Rome which destroyed many multi-level mud brick buildings, mostly apartment dwellings. Continue reading

Porcelain: Made in China

At the beginning of the T'ang dynasty (circa 618-907 CE), China developed Porcelain. Continue reading

Alexis Carrel, first North American to receive Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

First North American presented the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was in 1912
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United Nations: Deputy Secretary-General

Named to the post of Deputy Secretary-General position in January 1998, was former Deputy Minister of National Defence, Louis Frechette. Continue reading

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (aka Michelangelo)

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (Italian: [mikeˈlandʒelo di lodoˈviːko ˌbwɔnarˈrɔːti siˈmoːni]; 6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564) was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and poet of the High Renaissance who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. Continue reading

La Gazette: Official Government Newspaper

Theophraste Renaudot, physician started to print La Gazette (later La Gazette de France), which was France's first Official government newspaper. Continue reading

Marcus Vitruvius Pollio

Marcus Vitruvius Pollio (born c. 80–70 BC, died after c. 15 BC), commonly known as Vitruvius or Vitruvi or Vitruvio, was a Roman author, architect, civil engineer and military engineer during the 1st century BC, Continue reading

Aeolipile was the first Turbine

A Greek inventor by the name of Hero of Alexandria, described the toy Aeolipile that he build circa 75 CE. Continue reading