Sugar Cane Cultivation

Sugar cane cultivation began on the islands of the South Pacific, circa 6000 BCE.
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Carl Gustaf Patrik Laval

Gustaf de Laval was born at Orsa in Dalarna in the Swedish de Laval Huguenot family (immigrated 1622 - Claude de Laval, soldier - knighted de Laval 1647). Continue reading

Alexander the Great

Alexander III of Macedon (20/21 July 356 BC – 10/11 June 323 BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great (Greek: Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Μέγας, Aléxandros ho Mégas Koine Greek: [a.lék.san.dros ho mé.gas]), was a king (basileus) of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty. Continue reading

Mechanical cream separator

In 1878, Carl Gustaf Patrik de Laval, a scientist, engineer, and inventor, invented the mechanical cream separator, while working with the Klosters-Bruck Steel Works. Continue reading

Tomato Cultivation in Mexico

Cultivation of the mighty Tomato started in Mexico and not Italy as some would expect (as they make spigettie sauce). Continue reading

Title: Grapefruit plantation was established in 1809

In what is now the state of Florida, USA, Odette Philippe, a French military surgeon, established a grapefruit plantation in 1809. Continue reading

Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus (c. 1451 – 20 May 1506) was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer. Born in the Republic of Genoa, under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain he completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean. Continue reading

Cigarette-rolling machine was patented

James A. Bonsack in 1881, patented in the USA, his Cigarette-rolling machine. Continue reading

Orange Cultivation in the New World

Christopher Columbus initiated Orange Cultivation by introducing orange seeds from the Canary Islands to the Islands of Hispaniola (now Haiti and Dominican Republic) in 1493 during his second voyage. Continue reading

Wire Screen sifter for grain

John Newcomb, John Finch, and James Butler, 3 awesome inventors from England. In 1686, Created wooden frame held a large wire screen or sieve that shook and separated grain from chaff. where there is a will there is a way of doing things better and more efficient.

Date:
      1686
Name(s):
      John Newcomb,
      John Finch,
      James Butler
Occupation:
      inventors


Additional Information:

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