The Cultivation of the Avocado

Avocado comes from the Aztec word "ahuactal" or "Tree Testicle". Now thats a funny translation of the word Avocado. Continue reading

Prison reformer of note

English philanthropist John Howard, when he becoming high sheriff of Bedfordshire in 1773, he toured the local jail. Continue reading

Limes in the New World

In 1493 it is thought Christopher Columbus's Voyage number two, brought seeds of several verities of citrus, Continue reading

Milled money… Automation of a coin press

In Italy circa 1500, Leonardo da Vinci invented a Mill-driven coin press. Continue reading

Halftone photo of Prince Arthur in Canadian Illustrated News

The first issue of Canadian Illustrated News featured a halftone photograph of Queen Victoria's son, Prince Arthur on October 30th 1869. Continue reading

Crimean War receive extensive newspaper coverage

The Crimean War (1853-56), was the first war to receive extensive newspaper coverage. Continue reading

Paul Anthony Samuelson, first North American to receive Nobel Prize in Economics

First North America presented the Nobel Prize in Economics was in 1970
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First International Congress of Archivists Meeting

The International Council on Archives, (which was founded in 1948), hosted the International Congress of Archivists held in Paris, France, in 1950. Continue reading

Sarah Bernhardt

Sarah Bernhardt (French: [sa.ʁa bɛʁ.nɑʁt]; 22 or 23 October 1844 – 26 March 1923) was a French stage actress who starred in some of the most popular French plays of the late 19th and early 20th century, including La Dame Aux Camelias by Alexandre Dumas, fils, Ruy Blas by Victor Hugo, Fédora and La Tosca by Victorien Sardou, and L'Aiglon by Edmond Rostand. She also played male roles, including Shakespeare's Hamlet. Continue reading

Fields Medal, is a Mathematician’s Nobel Prize.

The Fields Medal was the will of a Canadian born, research mathematician of the University of Toronto, by the name of John Charles Fields. Continue reading