The 1936 Mercedes-Benz

The 1936 Mercedes-Benz manufactured by the automaker Daimler-Benz AG of Stuttgart, Germany, was the first diesel passenger car. Continue reading

Circus Maximus in Rome

A giant sports arena, originally used for chariot races and later for contests pitting humans against wild animals, the Circus Maximus in Rome, was open-air structure with seats on three sides. Continue reading

Thermostat patented

Andrew Ure of Glasgow, Scotland, a chemist, patented his thermostat in 1830. Continue reading

Invention of Cold cream

The influential physician Galen of Pergamon (now Bergama, Turkey), invented Cold cream, circa 180 CE, by mixing water, beeswax, and olive oil into a face cream that was effective in cooling and softening the skin at same time. Continue reading

Newspaper folding device

In 1870, two Americans by the names of William Bullock and Richard Hoe invented the newspaper folding device. Continue reading

Wireless station for international communications

In 1899 at South Foreland, England, the Wireless Telegraph and Signal Company, Ltd., owned by Guglielmo Marconi, established a wireless station for international communications. Continue reading

Bouillon cubes

Under the brand name Oxo (still called that today) in Frey Bentos, Paraguay, bouillon cubes containing meat extracts were developed. Continue reading

Women’s cycling event

The gold medal was won by Connie Carpenter Phinney, an American. Continue reading

Matador of renown

Francisco Romero of Malaga, Spain, an 18th-century bullfighter, is said to have been the first to used the bullfighterÕs red cape, (called the muleta), as early as 1726, as well as the first to kill a bull face to face. Continue reading

Casino card game called Faro

The name derives from a picture of an Egyptian pharaoh displayed on one of the cards. Continue reading