France Sent Message Via a Visual Telegraph Line

The visual telegraph line transmitted the first message across a 30-mile stretch of France, using the 22 stations of the Paris Lille line in 1793. Continue reading

Sveinn Björnsson Elected First President of Iceland

Denmark Minister, Sveinn Björnsson, was elected the first President of Iceland upon Iceland’s Declaration of Independence from Denmark Continue reading

Invitro Gorilla Born at Cincinnati Zoo

Timu, a lowland gorilla, was the first in vitro fertilized baby delivered at the Cincinnati Zoo in Cincinnati, OH, USA, in 1995. Continue reading

Industrial Trade Show Held in Paris

Temple d'Industrie in Paris, France held the first industrial trade show on September 17, 1798. Continue reading

American Turtle Was the First War Submarine

The war submarine American Turtle was built by American inventor David Bushnell of Saybrook, CT, USA in 1776. Continue reading

Egyptian Druze Religion

Imam Hamzah ibn Ali founded the Druze (or Druse) religion in Cairo, Egypt in 1071. Continue reading

Founding of the Hamsworth Cup

The Harmsworth Cup for iInternational motor boat racing was founded by British publishing magnate Alfred Harmsworth in 1903. Continue reading

Roller Coaster Opens at Coney Island

Lemarcus Adna Thompson, a former Sunday school teacher invented the roller coaster Continue reading

IBM Operating System The OS/360

International Business Machines (IBM) of Armonk, NY, USA introduced the OS/360 operating system in 1964, Continue reading

Chappe Invents the Mechanical Semaphore

Two French brothers, Claude and Ignace Chappe invented the mechanical semaphore in 1791. Continue reading