Japanese Poetry Collection Manyoshu

A collection of Japanese poetry titled, Manyoshu (Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves) is an anthology of 4,500 poems varying from short tanka to long choka forms. Continue reading

Mass-Produced Infant Formula Available in Germany

Mass-produced infant formula was introduced in Germany by Baron Justus von Liebig, in 1867. Continue reading

First Fashion Magazine

The first fashion magazine was published in Frankfurt, Germany, around 1586. Continue reading

Patent Issued for River Barge

In 1421, Filippo Brunelleschi, an architect from Florence Italy was granted a patent granting him a three-year manufacturing monopoly on his design for a river barge outfitted with a heavy-duty hoist. Continue reading

Establishment of Christianity as the State Religion

King Tiridates III was converted by St. Gregory the Illuminator, made adherence to Christianity the law of the land, in Armenia in 303 CE. Continue reading

Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell (March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922) was a Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer, and innovator who is credited with inventing and patenting the first practical telephone. He also founded the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) in 1885. Continue reading

Savings Bank Serving Private Individuals

The place was Brunswick, Germany, in 1765, the first savings bank was opened to begin serving private individuals, rather than dealing with businesses or municipalities like other banks. Continue reading

Jean-Joseph-Etienne Lenoir

Jean Joseph Étienne Lenoir also known as Jean J. Lenoir (12 January 1822 – 4 August 1900) was a Belgian engineer who developed the internal combustion engine in 1858. Continue reading

First Machine Manufactured Chocolate

The first commercial chocolate process was introduced by Francois-Louis Cailler of Vevey, Switzerland in 1819. Continue reading

Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh was a historical king of the Sumerian city-state of Uruk, a major hero in ancient Mesopotamian mythology, and the protagonist of the Epic of Gilgamesh, an epic poem written in Akkadian during the late second millennium BC. Continue reading