The First Shopping Mall

The first shopping mall was built in Paris, France in 1790. Continue reading

Roman Architectural Principles Applied to Building Techniques

Renaissance architect, Filippo Brunelleschi of Florence, Italy first applied principle building techniques of classical Roman architecture to Gothic form by adding a dome to the unfinished Florence Cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore. Continue reading

First Woman Freemason

The Freemasons was a boy’s club since its inception, until a woman named Maria Deraismes, a feminist and suffragist, joined a French Freemason lodge in 1882. Continue reading

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known by the alias Lenin (22 April 1870 – 21 January 1924), was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician and political theorist. He served as head of government of Soviet Russia from 1917 to 1924 and of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1924. Continue reading

The First Water Pollution Law Passed

First water pollution law passed on 1856 in London, England to control waste dumped into the Thames River. Continue reading

Lenoir Invents the Motorboat

The first motorboat was invented by Jean-Joseph-Etienne Lenoir, Belgian engineer in 1886 using liquid fuel used in the two-cycle combustion engine. Continue reading

The First International Direct Dial Service

Beginning March 1, 1970, an International direct-dial service became available from New York City, NY, USA to London, England. Continue reading

First Words Spoken by Telephone

Alexander Graham Bell’s first spoken words by telephone were, "Mr. Watson, come here, I want you," on March 10, 1876. Continue reading

Metal Pen Was Found in Roman Times

That right folks, the Egyptians were using reed pens long before the Romans began using metal pens. Remember Pompeii, Italy? Continue reading

Commercial Production of Barbed Wire Fencing

Barbed wire fencing was commercially produced on November 1, 1873 by the Barb Fence Company in Dekalb, Illinois, USA following an invention patent obtained by owner, Joseph Farwell Glidden. Continue reading