First Screw Threading Lathe

Henry Maudslay, founder of Maudslay & Company invented the screw-threading lathe in London, England in 1797. Continue reading

Mass Production of Screws and Bolts

England mass-produced screws and bolts in 1800, following Henry Maudslay’s metal lathe innovation. Continue reading

Development of Mechanical Wire-Drawing Equipment

Rudolf developed mechanical wire-drawing equipment in Nuremberg, Germany in 1350. Continue reading

Invention of the Jackhammer

Charles Brady King invented the pneumatic hammer in Detroit, MI, USA, in 1890. Continue reading

French Steamroller Demonstration

Louis Lemoine, French inventor demonstrated a steamroller on May 27, 1959. Continue reading

First Known Electron-Beam Welder

M. Stohr, a researcher at the Saclay Center for Nuclear Research in France developed electron-beam welding in 1954. Continue reading

St. Fabiola

Saint Fabiola was a nurse (physician) and Roman matron of rank of the company of noble Roman women who, under the influence of the Church father St. Jerome gave up all earthly pleasures and devoted themselves to the practice of Christian asceticism and charitable work.[1]

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Name(s):
      St. Fabiola
Birth:
      Rome, Italy
Death:
      December 27, 399 AD, Rome, Italy
Feast:
      27 December
Canonized:
      Pre-Congregation


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Italy Opens First Christian Pilgrim Hospice

St. Fabiola, a Roman noblewoman founded a Hospice for Christian pilgrims in Porto, Italy in 395, Continue reading

First Retail item Priced by Barcode Scanner

Wrigley's Juicy Fruit package of chewing gum was the first retail item priced by a barcode scanner. Continue reading

David Low

Sir David Alexander Cecil Low (7 April 1891 – 19 September 1963) was a New Zealand political cartoonist and caricaturist who lived and worked in the United Kingdom for many years. Low was a self-taught cartoonist. Born in New Zealand, he worked in his native country before migrating to Sydney in 1911, and ultimately to London (1919), where he made his career and earned fame for his Colonel Blimp depictions and his merciless satirising of the personalities and policies of German dictator Adolf Hitler, Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, and other leaders of his times.

Low was born and educated in New Zealand. His first work was published when he was only 11 years old. His professional career began at The Canterbury Times in 1910. The following year he moved to Australia and worked for The Bulletin. His work attracted the attention of Henry Cadbury, the part owner of The Star, and Low moved to London in 1919, working for that paper until 1927, when he moved to the Evening Standard. There he produced his most famous work, chronicling the rise of fascism in the 1930s, the policy of Appeasement, and the conflict of World War II. His stinging depictions of Hitler and Mussolini led to his work being banned in Italy and Germany, and his being named in The Black Book.

More info at: David Low (cartoonist) – Wikipedia

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Name(s):
      David Low
Occupation:
      Cartoonist
Birth:
      April 7, 1891
      Dunedin, New Zealand
Death:
      September 19, 1963
      Kensington, London, United Kingdom
Spouse:
      Madeline Grieve Kenning
      (m. 1920–1963)
Children:
      Rachael Low
Education:
      Christchurch Boys’ High School


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