Construction of the German Autobahn

The German autobahn, a nationwide highway system with limited-access expressways was constructed beginning in 1921. Continue reading

Archeologists Uncover Ancient City Building Plots

Archeologists uncover building uniform plot sizes in the ancient city of Titris Hoyuk, Turkey, near Syria dating back to circa 2000 BCE. Continue reading

Chemical Fire Extinguisher Invented in France

A chemical fire extinguisher using carbonic acid was invented in France by Alexander Laurent in 1905. Continue reading

British Invent Fire Extinguisher

British inventor, George Manby invented the fire extinguisher using compressed air to propel water in 1816. Continue reading

First Mechanical Street Sweeper

Edmund Hemming, invented the mechanical street sweeper in England in 1699. Continue reading

UN Census Reports Population Exceeding 20 Million

A 1995 UN Census reported two world locations whose population exceeded 20 million. Continue reading

Kansas Elects First Female Mayor

Susanna Madora Salter was elected the first female mayor of Argonia, KS, USA on April 4, 1887. Continue reading

Victoria Park in England

Victoria Park opened in London, England in 1845 as a municipal recreation park. Continue reading

More Suburbanites than City and Rural Dwellers

In 1990, the United States achieved the distinction of being the first country Continue reading

Marco Polo

Marco Polo, a Venetian merchant, explorer, and writer. His travels were recorded in Livres des merveilles du monde (Book of the Marvels of the World, aka The Travels of Marco Polo, c. 1300). Continue reading