French Seaplane Takes Flight

The first seaplane designed by Frenchman Henri Fabre launched on March 28, 1910 from Martigues near Marseilles, France. Continue reading

Vanguard I Satellite

The Vanguard I Satellite was powered by photovoltaic cells and launched on March.17, 1958 by the U.S. Signal Corps. Continue reading

Extraordinary Facts Relating to the Vision of Colours

English chemist John Dalton published his findings on color blindness in Extraordinary Facts Relating to the Vision of Colours, in 1794. Continue reading

First Silk Waterproof Umbrella

The first waterproof umbrella was an oiled silk umbrella owned by King Louis XIII of France in 1637. Continue reading

Pants First Worn in the Middle East

Pants were created from divided leg coverings worn in ancient Middle East and Asia. Continue reading

Synthetic Indigo Dye

German chemist, Adolf von Baeyer developed synthetic indigo dye in 1880, at the University of Munich. Continue reading

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology at Oxford University, in Oxford, England was the first public museum of art, archeology, and natural history. Continue reading

Edison Invents the Phonograph

Thomas Alva Edison secured a U.S. patent on February 19, 1878 in Menlo Park, NJ, USA for the phonograph or speaking machine design which developed from an idea for a telegraph repeater. Continue reading

Discovery of Large Ancient Mesopotamian Library

Archeologists uncovered an massive library archive containing some 23,600 clay tablets, Continue reading

First World Heavyweight Boxing Championship

The first World Heavyweight Boxing championship was held on April 17, 1860, at Farnborough, Hampshire, England. Continue reading