Stamp catalogs or lists for stamp collectors

Oscar Berger-Levrault and Alfred Potiquet, both French philatelists, issued in 1861 stamp catalogs also called lists for stamp collectors. Continue reading

First Asian newspaper in English

The Canton Register, was the first Asian newspaper in English was published beginning on November 8, 1827, in Guangzhou, China. Continue reading

Radio patent granted to Guglielmo Marconi

On June 2, 1896, British patent No.12039, for a radio was granted to radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi. Continue reading

First President of Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan (formerly the Kirgiz Soviet Socialist Republic, or Kirgiziya) proclaimed its independence from the Soviet Union on August 31, 1991, and Askar Akayev, democratic reformer became the President of Kyrgyzstan. Continue reading

A Taoist state

Circa 200 CE a Taoist state was set up by Zhang Lu, the third Taoist patriarch, in Han-chung (now part of the Chinese provinces of Szechwan and Shensi), from which its army formed the rebellion against the Han dynasty and was known as the Five Pecks of Rice. Continue reading

First Printed edition of the Qur’an

In 1530 printed by Pagninus Brixiensis in Rome, Italy, was when the first edition of the Qur’an was printed. Continue reading

Treatise on smallpox was De variolis et morbillis

Circa 900 CE, Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi (aka in Latin as Rhazes), leading Muslim physician of the era, wrote the Treatise on smallpox called De variolis et morbillis (Treatise on the Small Pox and Measles). Continue reading

Avalanche of the 20th century to kill 10,000 people

On December 13, 1916, in the Italian Alps, an Avalanche buried many villages and causing an estimated 10,000 casualties. Continue reading

Motorized trailer to be commercially produced

Eccles Motor Transport Ltd., Birmingham, England, in 1919, began to commercially produce a Motorized trailer, with mahogany panel, it would slept two people and be equipped with a rudimentary kitchen. Continue reading

Christian hospitals were founded after the abolition of pagan healing temples

In 331 CE, the Roman emperor Constantine after his conversion, abolish of the pagan healing temples, and replaced with the founding of Christian hospitals. Continue reading