First City Affected by Urban Air Pollution

London, England was the first city to be affected by urban air pollution by 1273, when richer residents began complaining about coal smoke, that remained in the air. Continue reading

World AIDS Day

Following the World Summit of Ministries of Health on the Programs for Aids Prevention calling for social tolerance for people with AIDS. Leading to an information exchange on the disease and public awareness. The first World AIDS Day was on December 1, 1988. Continue reading

Montgolfier Hot Air Balloon

The hot air balloon was invented by two papermaker brothers, Joseph-Michel and Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier of Annonay, France. Continue reading

First Christian Martyr

St. Stephen, Hellenic Jew and follower of Jesus was the first Christian martyr. He was stoned by the Jews for declaring that worship in the Temple Beit haMikdash was an act of idolatry. Continue reading

Internal Combustion Engine Patented 1860

The first commercially successful internal combustion engine was patented in 1860 by Jean-Joseph-Etienne Lenoir, a Belgian engineer while experimenting in his Paris workshop. Continue reading

First Egyptian Newspaper

Al-Wagai al-Misriyah was the first Egyptian newspaper, founded in 1828.
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Rosetta Stone found in Egypt

Egyptian archeological digs were performed by a group of French scholars, historians, engineers, and surveyors as members of Napoleon Bonaparte’s invading army in 1798. Continue reading

First Tennis Club

In 1872, a Tennis club was founded by Harry Gem in Leamington, England.
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First Fast-food Outlets

Long before Burger King, Tim Hortons and similar outlets, their existed fast food outlets in the early 14th century. Continue reading

Writing Brush and Ink

The Chinese employed a writing brush and ink as early as circa 1000 BCE. Continue reading