Handbook for stamp collectors

Jean-Baptiste Constant Moens, a Belgian dealer and the first professional stamp dealer, published a handbook for stamp collectors called De la Falsification des Timbres-Poste, published in 1863. Continue reading

The world population exceeded 500 million

In the year 1500 the world population exceeded 500 million. Continue reading

Wireless Telegraph and Signal Company, Ltd

In July 1897, a wireless radio manufacturing company was incorporated in England, calling itself Wireless Telegraph and Signal Company, Ltd. Continue reading

Constitutional president of Honduras

Honduras declared its sovereignty and independence on November 5, 1838, then January 1, 1841, Francisco Ferrera, a proclergy conservative, assumed the position of Constitutional president of Honduras. Continue reading

Zhang Lu

Upon the death of his father, Zhang Heng (张衡), Zhang Lu inherited control of the Celestial Masters religious group, and therefore became its third leader (the first was Zhang Lu's grandfather Zhang Daoling). Continue reading

Thomas Cup in badminton

The Thomas Cup, is the world trophy in badminton, it was donated in 1939 by George Thomas, the president of the International Badminton Federation at the time. Continue reading

Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn Zalcariya al-Razi was a Muslim physician of note

Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn Zalcariya al-Razi a Muslim physician, was known as Rhazes in the West, served as chief physician at hospitals in Rayy, Persia, and Baghdad. Continue reading

Title: Punctuation first appeared…

Greece circa 350 BCE, simple punctuation began to be used. Continue reading

Ecumenical Christian creed was the Nicene Creed

Ecumenical Christian creed was the Nicene Creed

Nicaea Creed (also called the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed) was the first Ecumenical Christian creed. Continue reading

The first European legislator of African descent

Louisy Mathieu, who was a European of African descent, was elected on August 22nd 1848, representing Guadeloupe in the French National Assembly, serving only one term. Continue reading