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

An Explosion that caused great loss of life in peacetime

In the city of Brescia, Italy, in 1769, An Explosion occurred killing more than 3,000 people. Continue reading

Downhill ski race of record

The world's first downhill skiing race was held, taking place at Crans-Montana in the Alps of Switzerland. Lord Roberts of Kandahar, British war hero, sponsored the trophy, the Roberts of Kandahar Challenge Cup. Twenty competitors climbed to a hut at the Plaine Morte glacier and then made the 4,000 foot descent. Cecil Hopkinson of Britain was the first winner. Continue reading

Hospitals in Asia of record

The Brahmanic hospitals established in Sri Lanka circa 431 BCE, are the first hospitals in Asia of record. Continue reading

Ducks Domesticated

Wild Mallard Ducks were being domesticated in China as far back as the 1st Century (Over 2000 years ago). Continue reading