First Nation to abolish capital punishment

Austria, in a statute of 1787, became the first Nation to abolish capital punishment. Continue reading

Leon Battista Alberti

Leon Battista Alberti (Italian: [leˈom batˈtista alˈbɛrti]; February 18, 1404 – April 25, 1472) was an Italian humanist author, artist, architect, poet, priest, linguist, philosopher and cryptographer; he epitomised the Renaissance Man. Continue reading

Nuclear weapons test moratorium was observed

Unofficially on November 1958 to September 1961, the three nuclear powers, the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union held a nuclear weapons testing moratorium. Continue reading

Holograms

the American radar researchers Emmett Leith and Juris Upatnieks of the University of Michigan, USA, produced a Hologram in 1962, building on theoretical work by British/Hungarian physicist Dennis Gabor, done in 1948.
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First time land set aside for a National park

What is now Royal National Park, Australia, the land was set aside in 1879. Continue reading

Nicolaus Copernicus

Nicolaus Copernicus (/koʊˈpɜːrnɪkəs, kə-/; Polish: Mikołaj Kopernik; German: Nikolaus Kopernikus; Niklas Koppernigk; 19 February 1473 – 24 May 1543) was a Renaissance- and Reformation-era mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at the center of the universe, likely independently of Aristarchus of Samos, who had formulated such a model some eighteen centuries earlier. Continue reading

ail accident in which more than 500 people were killed

On December 12, 1917, an overloaded troop train derailed at Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne, France. The Rail accident’s official death toll was 573, but there could have been as many as 1,000 soldiers deaths. Continue reading

Encyclopedia of importance was Pliny the Elder’s encyclopedia of the physical world

Pliny the Elder’s encyclopedia of the physical world, was called Historia naturalis (Natural History), completed some time in Rome circa 77 CE and was widely influential up to the end of what is known as the medieval period. Continue reading

Discovery of X-rays

Inadvertently on November 8, 1895, Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen, a professor of physics and rector of the Julius Maximilian University of Wiirzburg, Germany, discovered the X-rays. Continue reading

First Poster kiosks

First installed in 1854 in Berlin, Germany, poster kiosks were pillars especially erected for posting handbills and announcements. Continue reading