Mercury a Superconductor?

In 1911, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Dutch physicist and Director at the University of Leiden’s Cryogenic Laboratory, discovered that if you cool mercury Continue reading

Army Newspaper for Soldiers in the Field

United States troops during the Mexican War could receive a newspaper called, The American Flag. Continue reading

The First Magazine

The Erbauliche Monaths-Unterredungen (Edifying Monthly Discussions) was probably the first magazine which appeared in Hamburg, Germany, between 1663 and 1668. Continue reading

Newspaper folding device

In 1870, two Americans by the names of William Bullock and Richard Hoe invented the newspaper folding device. Continue reading

First Asian newspaper in English

The Canton Register, was the first Asian newspaper in English was published beginning on November 8, 1827, in Guangzhou, China. Continue reading

Comic strip published as a booklet

Rodolphe Topffer of Geneva, Switzerland, artist and writer of a comic strip called The Adventures of Dr. Festus. Continue reading

Shipboard newspaper called Transatlantic Times

Guglielmo Marconi, radio pioneer, set up a radio receiver to pick up news broadcast from his transmitter station on the Isle of Wight. Continue reading

First Poster kiosks

First installed in 1854 in Berlin, Germany, poster kiosks were pillars especially erected for posting handbills and announcements. Continue reading

Daily shipboard newspaper

The Cunard Daily Bulletin, began to be printed in October 1902, becomming the first daily shipboard newspaper, aboard the Cunard liners S.S. Campania and S.S. Laconia. Continue reading

Comic strip in a daily newspaper

Chicago American daily newspaper in 1904, printed a comic strip in black and white, called “A. Piker Clerk,” by Claire Briggs, an artist and author. Continue reading