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

United Nations: Deputy Secretary-General

Named to the post of Deputy Secretary-General position in January 1998, was former Deputy Minister of National Defence, Louis Frechette. Continue reading