The Occultation of a Star by the Moon

Nicolaus Copernicus (Mikolaj Kopernik), a Polish Astronomer, recorded in 1497, Continue reading

Endoscope to see deeper into bodily orifices

Pierre Segalas invented an endoscope in 1827, which allowed physicians to see deeper into bodily orifices, he called it a speculum. Continue reading

William Lawrence Bragg, first Oceanian to receive Nobel Prize in Physics

First Oceanian presented the Nobel Prize in Physics was in 1915
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Canadian Northwest Passage Expedition will be by Sail

In 1903-05 a crew of six brave men, commanded by Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen, a Norwegian Polar Explorer, at sail on a 47 ton Sloop named Gjoa. Continue reading

Mahavastu was the first Biography of the Buddha

Mahavastu (Great Story), a Biography of the Buddha, was also an anonymous Sanskrit work from the second century BCE. Continue reading

Homosexual Civil Rights Law comes to Pass

the Canadian province of Quebec, on December 16th 1977, updated its Provincial Charter of Human Rights, Continue reading

Vending machines before Jesus’s birth really

Hero of Alexandria described a Vending machine circa 100 BCE. He spotted a coin-operated device that dispensed holy water in an Egyptian temple.

Additional Information:

  • Hero of Alexandria – Wikipedia
    Much of Hero’s original writings and designs have been lost, but some of his works were preserved in Arabic manuscripts.
  • Heron of Alexandria | Greek mathematician | Britannica.com
    Heron of Alexandria, also called Hero (flourished c. ad 62, Alexandria, Egypt), Greek geometer and inventor whose writings preserved for posterity a knowledge of the mathematics and engineering of Babylonia, ancient Egypt, and the Greco-Roman world.
  • The ancient invention of the steam engine by the Hero of Alexandria …
    In our society today we are often surprised and impressed by the advancement of technology and engineering, a major characteristic of our civilisation. However if we look back more than 2,000 years ago, we can find mechanical marvels and incredible feats of engineering that were ahead of their time. Many became lost to the pages of history, only to become reinvented just a few centuries ago. This includes the first modern of the steam engine.
  • Heron Of Alexandria – Mathematician Biography, Facts and Pictures
    Many Greek scientists were known by the name Heron or Hero however the multi-faceted mathematician, scientist, inventor and engineer mentioned here is the ‘Heron of Alexandria’ who was born in 20 AD. He specialized in the fields of mechanics, mathematics and physics representing the works of the Hellenistic tradition in Science.
Date:
      100 BCE
Name(s):
      Hero of Alexandria
Occupation:
      Greek Mathematician, Engineer, and Inventor


The Canonization of Jain Sacred Texts

At Patna, India, towards the end of the 4th century BCE, the Canonization of Jain sacred texts took place. Continue reading

An International Commercial Telephone call made between Canada and the United States of America

Finally on July 1st 1881, Canada could call the USA, and thanks goes to National Bell Telephone Company of the State of Maine. Continue reading

Marie Curie

Marie Skłodowska Curie (/ˈkjʊri, kjʊˈriː/;[2] French: [kyʁi]; Polish: [kʲiˈri]; 7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934), born Maria Salomea Skłodowska ([ˈmarja salɔˈmɛa skwɔˈdɔfska]), was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. Continue reading