First Desalination Plant Built

British engineers at the War Office Revictualizing Station at the island of Helgoland, Germany built a desalination plant in 1855. Continue reading

Goodyear Makes Vulcanized Rubber

Charles Goodyear, an American chemist and inventor of New York, NY, USA produced vulcanized rubber. Continue reading

Pinochet Initiated a Privatization Campaign in Chile

Augusto Pinochet, the ruler of Chile's military junta initiated a privatization campaign in 1974. Continue reading

Founding of Grand National Consolidated Trades Union

The Grand National Consolidated Trades Union was founded in 1833 by Robert Owen, a Welsh manufacturer. Continue reading

Robert Owen Improved Factory Mill Work Conditions

Robert Owen, Welsh socialist ran a testae mill factory based on humanitarian principles in New Lanark Mills near Manchester, England in 1799. Continue reading

John Wilkinson

John "Iron-Mad" Wilkinson (1728 – 14 July 1808) was an English industrialist who pioneered the manufacture of cast iron and the use of cast-iron goods during the Industrial Revolution. Continue reading

Wilkinson Produced a Reaming Machine

John Wilkinson, an English master machinist invented a reaming machine in 1775, Continue reading

Ancient Egyptians Go on Strike

First recorded workers strike took place in Thebes, Egypt in 1700 BCE Continue reading

Paris Restaurants Offered Forks

Tour d' Argent restaurant in Paris, France offered clientele forks in the 17th century. Continue reading

John Newbery

John Newbery (9 July 1713 – 22 December 1767), called "The Father of Children's Literature", was an English publisher of books who first made children's literature a sustainable and profitable part of the literary market. Continue reading