First Sikh Martyr

Arjan, compiler of the Adi Granth and the builder of the Golden Temple at Amritsar, India was the first Sikh martyr. Continue reading

German Vintners Use Compressed Air

German vintners near Nuremberg, pumped compressed air into wine casks Continue reading

Samuel Pierpont Langley

Title: Samuel Pierpont Langley

Samuel Pierpont Langley (August 22, 1834 – February 27, 1906) was an American astronomer, physicist, inventor of the bolometer and aviation pioneer. Continue reading

Invention of Bristled Toothbrushes

Chinese invented bristled toothbrushes made of bone or bamboo handles and hog bristles in 1498. Continue reading

First Children’s Fiction Book Published

John Newbery published a children's fiction book, The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes; or, Continue reading

First Diplomatic Contact Between Africa and China

Diplomatic contact was made during a mission from Somalia (Shunai kingdom), Africa Continue reading

Dutch Develop Compound Microscope

Various Dutch inventors developed the compound microscope with an objective and eyepiece between 1590 to 1608. Continue reading

Thomas Blower Swam Across the Irish Sea

Thomas Blower of Nottingham, England swam across the Irish Sea in 1947, Continue reading

Protestant Heretic Martyred in France

Spanish physician, Michael Servetus was the first Protestant martyr following the publication of his books refuting the concept of the Trinity, Continue reading

Egyptian Painting Depicts Movement

An artist depicts a wrestling sequence as a continuous movement decorated Continue reading