Victoria Park in England

Victoria Park opened in London, England in 1845 as a municipal recreation park. Continue reading

Horse-Drawn Omnibus Service in France

Horse-drawn omnibus service was offered in Paris, France at the encouragement of Blaise Pascal in 1662. Continue reading

Grapefruit Cross-Bred from Pomelo

Grapefruit was cross-breed from a Malaysian citrus pomelo fruit in West Indies in 1696, Continue reading

The Pinakes (Tiles) Library Catalogue Compiled

Callimachus of Cyrene a Greek poet compiled the library catalogue, the Pinakes (TIles) of the great library of Alexandria, Egypts content inventory and known as the first bibliographer. Continue reading

Italy Constructs Funicular Railway Trams

A funicular railway tram powered by twin 45 horsepower steam engines was constructed in 1879-80 bringing passengers up the mountainside Continue reading

King James Bible English Version Published

The English translation of the King James Bible was published in England in 1611. Continue reading

President Tomas Estrada Palma of Cuba

Tomas Estrada Palma was elected President of Cuba in 1902 between the two American occupations in 1899-1901 and 1906-09. Continue reading

First Printed Complete Gutenberg Bible Survives

The first printed book in Europe to survive in its complete form was the Gutenberg Bible, also known as the Mazarin Bible (first copy part of Cardinal Mazarin of France’s library). Continue reading

World Population Exceeds 5 Billion

The world’s population exceeded 5 billion in 1987. Continue reading

Abbot Suger

Suger's family origins are unknown. Several times in his writings he suggests that his was a humble background, though this may just be a topos or convention of autobiographical writing. Continue reading