George Eastman

George Eastman (July 12, 1854 – March 14, 1932) was an American entrepreneur who founded the Eastman Kodak Company and popularized the use of roll film, helping to bring photography to the mainstream. Continue reading

The sport of Lacrosse is over 3000 years old

A Canadian by the name of George W. Beers codified the rules for modern day Lacrosse in 1867, but the history of the sport goes back as far as 1000 BCE. Continue reading

Chaturanga a Chess-like game

Chaturanga (a Chess-like game) an Indian game was invented circa 600 CE. Continue reading

Howard Walter Florey, first Oceanian to receive Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

First Oceanian presented the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was in 1945
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Emperor of Rome

Gaius Octavius (also known as Octavian) Emperor of Rome, the grandnephew of Julius Caesar. In Julius Caesar will, Caesar adopted Octavian and made him his heir. Doing this Julius Caesar gave the younger man (Octavian) sufficient influence with the Roman legions to take control of Rome and eventually the entire Greco-Roman world in the power struggle that followed Caesar’s assassination. Gaius Octavian was given the honorary name Augustus Caesar by the Roman Senate on his accession in 27 BCE, ruling as emperor until 14 CE.

Date:
      27 BCE
Name(s):
      Augustus Caesar
Occupation:
      Emperor of Rome
Location:
      Rome


Additional Information:

  • Augustus – Wikipedia
    At birth, he was named Gaius Octavius after his biological father. Historians typically refer to him simply as Octavius (or Octavian) between his birth in 63 until his adoption by Julius Caesar in 44 BC (after Julius Caesar’s death).
  • List of Roman emperors – Wikipedia
    Roman Emperors were rulers of the Roman Empire, wielding power over its citizens and military. The empire was developed as the Roman Republic invaded and occupied most of Europe and portions of northern Africa and western Asia.
  • Roman emperor – Wikipedia
    The Roman emperor was the ruler of the Roman Empire during the imperial period (starting in 27 BC). The emperors used a variety of different titles throughout history. Often when a given Roman is described as becoming “emperor” in English, it reflects his taking of the title Augustus or Caesar.

First Lace factory

Venetian noblewoman, Duchess Morosina Morosini, set up the first Lace factory, while under the direction of Catina Gardin, in 1595. Continue reading

Comic Strip Adventure Hero: Tarzan

The first comic strip character to be featured as an adventure hero was Tarzan, (A character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs an American novelist). Continue reading

Peach Cultivation in China

The Chinese took native wild peach trees and started to cultivation them circa 2000 BCE. Continue reading

Kodak No. 1 Camera

It weighed 22 ounces, has lens fast enough to make instantaneous exposures, used a roll of film of 100 exposures, a round picture 2.5 inches in diameter and does not require a table or tripod for support. Continue reading

Leonardo da Vinci, father of the Parachute

We all know who Leonardo da Vinci was, that he was the father of many ideas, and at his time thought to have been crazy… Continue reading