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

First treatise on biophysics

Adolf Fick, a German physicist, published a treatise on biophysics entitled Die medizinische Physik (Medical Physics), its contents detailed the discussion of the fundamental laws governing diffusion and osmosis in living tissues. Continue reading

Serfs in Europe

A law promulgated by the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great in 332 CE required serfs to remain on the land and to submit to the demands of the lord and his agents. Continue reading

First dog show

At Newcastle upon Tyne, England, on June 28-29, 1859, two local sportsmen (the organizers) held a dog show, which only showcased hunting dog breeds. Continue reading

Jean-Baptiste Constant Moens

Moens began collecting stamps from his family's mail as a boy in Tournai. He was the son of Colette Blangenois and Phillipe Moens, a soldier. Continue reading