President of Moldova

Mircea Snegur became the first President of Moldova, on August 27th 1991, once Moldova became fully independent. Continue reading

Cipher wheel was invented circa 1466

The Italian scholar and artist Leon Battista Alberti, famed as the first Renaissance man, invented the Cipher wheel, circa 1466. Continue reading

Close-up photographs of Jupiter

The U.S.-built planetary probe Pioneer 10 satellite was launched on March 2, 1972, from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA. Then on December 3, 1973, as Pioneer 10 passed Jupiter, it took Close-up photographs of of the giant planet. Continue reading

Daniel Cohen

Co-Founder of Center for the Study of Human Polymorphisms, now called Fondation Jean Dausset-CEPH.
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First stamp magazine

The British Monthly Intelligence, which started and folded in 1862, was the first stamp magazine. Continue reading

Family names

In China around 2852 BCE, by imperial decree, Family names were first adopted. Continue reading

Motorcycle with an internal combustion engine

The German engineers Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach invented the internal combustion engine for Motorcycles. Continue reading

The Pocket Transistor Radio

First introduced in 1957, was a Pocket Transistor Radio manufactured by Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo (Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation, now Sony KK). Continue reading

International Code signals

Communicating between ships at sea was done by flags, an International Code signals was published in England in 1857. Continue reading

Akio Morita

Akio Morita was born in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. Morita’s family was involved in sake, miso and soy sauce production in the village of Kosugaya (currently a part of Tokoname City) on the western coast of Chita Peninsula in Aichi Prefecture since 1665. Continue reading