First Cast Iron Bridge Built in England

Coalbrookedale Bridge over the River Severn in Coalbrookdale, Shropshire, England was the first cast iron bridge. Continue reading

Enrico Fermi

Enrico Fermi (Italian: [enˈriːko ˈfermi]; 29 September 1901 – 28 November 1954) was an Italian–American physicist and the creator of the world's first nuclear reactor, the Chicago Pile-1. He has been called the "architect of the nuclear age" and the "architect of the atomic bomb". Continue reading

Iraq Imposed Jews Wear Yellow Patch

Muslim Abbasid caliph al-Mutawakkil imposed a decree in Babylonia, Iraq about year 850, Continue reading

Archeology Book Published, Nineveh and Its Remains

English archeologist Sir Austen Henry Layard published a book, Nineveh and Its Remains Continue reading

Pope Initiates First Christian Inquisition

Pope Gregory IX instituted the Papal Inquisition in 1231, to eradicate the Cathari and Waldensians heretics living in Italy and France. Continue reading

France Introduces Dijon Mustard

The town of Dijon, France introduced their unique flavored dijon mustard in 1200. Continue reading

Olympic Gold Medal Awarded to Female Hurdler

Moroccan hurdler, Nawal El Moutawakel was the first black African woman athlete to win an Olympic gold medal Continue reading

Glass Mirrors Distortion Free

In 1687, a French glass artisan, by the name of Bernard Perrot patented a technique of rolling out smooth planes of glass, and created the first glass mirrors free of distortion.
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Adapted Clinical Thermometer Designed by Galileo

Santorio Santorio adapted the clinical thermometer based on Galileo Galilei’s design in 1612. Continue reading

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known by the alias Lenin (22 April 1870 – 21 January 1924), was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician and political theorist. He served as head of government of Soviet Russia from 1917 to 1924 and of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1924. Continue reading