Anatomist to break with Galen was the Flemish doctor Andreas Vesalius

Doctor Andreas Vesalius was an Anatomist who broke away from the teachings of the ancient Greek physician Galen. You see tradition was to teach the new doctors to be based on the Greek physician Galen. Continue reading

First Pope to be assassinated

John VIII, was elected pope on December 14th 872 CE, replacing Adrian II, was assassinated in Rome by a member of a political conspiracy on December 16th, 882 CE. Continue reading

Radiotelegraph message from Great Britain to Australia

In 1918 from a long-wave station in Caernarvon, Wales, operated by the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company, sent a Radiotelegraph message from Great Britain to a second station in Australia. Continue reading

Damper designed to reduce the smoke

Invented in France in 1715, was the Air Pollution Abatement Device, which was a damper designed to reduce the production of smoke from chimneys. Continue reading

Connie Carpenter Phinney

Connie Carpenter-Phinney (born February 26, 1957 in Madison, Wisconsin) is an American retired racing cyclist and speed skater who won four medals in World Cycling Championship competitions (both road and track cycling) in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Continue reading

Dentists with professional credentials

In 1699, when King Louis XIV authorized the College of Surgeons admit dentistry students to take a two-year course in the mouth surgery and tooth restoration. Continue reading

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