President of Tajikistan Elected

Following Tajikistan declaring its independence on September 9, 1991 pro-Communist leader Rahmon Nabiyev took office as president. Continue reading

Ancient Scythians Practiced Scalping

Ancient Scythians from southern Russia practiced scalping Continue reading

Hertz Drive-Ur-Self System Opens

The first rental car business opened at a used car lot in Chicago, IL, USA in 1918 where it was later purchased by John D. Hertz. Continue reading

Nightingale Training School for Nurses

Florence Nightingale founded the Nightingale Training School for Nurses at St. Thomas's Hospital in London, England on June 1860. Continue reading

Leather Sandals Worn in Egypt

Egyptian nobility wore sandals made of woven papyrus, leather, and wood circa 2000 BCE. Continue reading

First Automobile Accident in England

Bridget Driscoll was the first pedestrian on record killed by an automobile driven by Arthur Edsell. Continue reading

Macadamia Nuts Planted for Commercial Usage

Commercial macadamia nut orchards were planted in Hawaii, USA in 1921. Continue reading

Paris Ballet Performed Without Interruption

Le Triomphe de l'amour (The Triumph of Love), composed by Jean-Baptiste Lully Continue reading

Iraq Imposed Jews Wear Yellow Patch

Muslim Abbasid caliph al-Mutawakkil imposed a decree in Babylonia, Iraq about year 850, Continue reading

Historical Narrative Depicting Greek and Persian Wars

Herodotus of Halicarnassus of Turkey wrote The History of the Greco-Persian Wars before 425 BCE. Continue reading