Patent for a Steam Forge Hammer

Inventor James Nasmyth of Manchester, England, applied for a patent (in 1842) for a Steam Forge Hammer. As they say “Inventions / innovations are born out of nessecity”… Continue reading

William Henry “Bill” Gates III

William Henry “Bill” Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, investor, author, and philanthropist. Continue reading

Hero of Alexandria

Hero of Alexandria (Greek: Ἥρων[1] ὁ Ἀλεξανδρεύς, Heron ho Alexandreus; also known as Heron of Alexandria; c. 10 AD – c. 70 AD) was a Greek mathematician and engineer who was active in his native city of Alexandria, Roman Egypt. Continue reading

Vending machines before Jesus’s birth really

Hero of Alexandria described a Vending machine circa 100 BCE. He spotted a coin-operated device that dispensed holy water in an Egyptian temple.

Additional Information:

  • Hero of Alexandria – Wikipedia
    Much of Hero’s original writings and designs have been lost, but some of his works were preserved in Arabic manuscripts.
  • Heron of Alexandria | Greek mathematician | Britannica.com
    Heron of Alexandria, also called Hero (flourished c. ad 62, Alexandria, Egypt), Greek geometer and inventor whose writings preserved for posterity a knowledge of the mathematics and engineering of Babylonia, ancient Egypt, and the Greco-Roman world.
  • The ancient invention of the steam engine by the Hero of Alexandria …
    In our society today we are often surprised and impressed by the advancement of technology and engineering, a major characteristic of our civilisation. However if we look back more than 2,000 years ago, we can find mechanical marvels and incredible feats of engineering that were ahead of their time. Many became lost to the pages of history, only to become reinvented just a few centuries ago. This includes the first modern of the steam engine.
  • Heron Of Alexandria – Mathematician Biography, Facts and Pictures
    Many Greek scientists were known by the name Heron or Hero however the multi-faceted mathematician, scientist, inventor and engineer mentioned here is the ‘Heron of Alexandria’ who was born in 20 AD. He specialized in the fields of mechanics, mathematics and physics representing the works of the Hellenistic tradition in Science.
Date:
      100 BCE
Name(s):
      Hero of Alexandria
Occupation:
      Greek Mathematician, Engineer, and Inventor


Trade during the Han dynasty

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Hostels for Pilgrims

The first hostels for pilgrims were in operation in Israel for Jewish men who would make their 3 times a year pilgrimage to the Beit ha-Mikdash (a Temple in Jerusalem). Continue reading

Canadian fur trader reaches Pacific Coast

Leaving from Fort Chipewyan at Lake Athabasca (noa Alberta, Canada) following the Peace River, Parsnip River, Fraser River, along the Blackwater River and Bella Coola River, explorer and fur trader Alexander Machenzie, a Scottish born Canadian crossed the Rocky Mountains to reach what is now Dean Channel on the Pacific coast of British Colombia, Canada on July 22nd, 1793. Continue reading

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Free trade for North America … Really?

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Businessman worth US$100 billion

William Henry “Bill” Gates III, chairman and co-founder of the Microsoft Corporation, (a software development company) in Redmond, WA, USA, worth slightly more than US$100 billion in April 1999, according to the international business magazine Forbes Global. Continue reading