Theophrastus of Eresus

Theophrastus (/ˌθiːəˈfræstəs/; Greek: Θεόφραστος Theόphrastos; c. 371 – c. 287 BC), a Greek native of Eresos in Lesbos, was the successor to Aristotle in the Peripatetic school. Continue reading

Book of printed star charts

Published in 1540, Italian book, De Le Stelle Fisse (Of the Fixed Stars) was the first book of printed star charts, written by Alessandro Piccolomini, he identified the stars letters.
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New Year’s Greeting Printed by Gutenberg

Johannes Gutenberg printed a twelve-page pamphlet with the first New Year’s greeting at Mainz, Germany on December 1454. Continue reading

Probation system for criminals

This was the first such system in the world. Boston, MA, USA, in 1878, legally established a probation system for criminals as a judicial policy. Continue reading

Cryptanalysis Treatise Written in Arabic

Cryptanalysis treatise Kitab al-mu'amma (Book of Secret Language), was written by Al-Khalil ibn Ahmad, Arabic philologist circa 750 in Basra, Iraq and author of the first Arabic dictionary. Continue reading

World Population Exceeds 6 Billion

That right folks, as of the year 1999, the world’s population exceeds 6 billion. Continue reading

Maria Taglioni First Ballerina Dances on Point

Maria Taglioni was the first ballerina to dance on point or her toes during a performance of La Sylphide, at the Paris Opera on March 12, 1832. Continue reading

European Sugar Mill

Pietro Speciale of Sicily in 1449, invented the sugar mill. Continue reading

Taoist Philosopher Laozi or Master Lao

Taoist philosopher Li Erh was bestowed the title of Laozi or ‘Master Lao’. Continue reading

Electrically Lit Store

incandescent Swan lamps were installed in a draper’s shop in 1882, at Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. Continue reading