British War Photographers Used in Crimean War

Two British photographers, Roger Fenton and Marcus Sparling produced war photographs covering the siege of Sevastopol Continue reading

Monteverdi Composed an Orchestral Score

Italian composer Claudio Monteverdi, pioneered the orchestral musical composition score Continue reading

Valentin Hauy Created Braille

Valentin Hauy of Paris, France, created the Braille reading system in 1793 Continue reading

Ancient Persian King Built First Mausoleum Tomb

Persian satrap King Mausolus of Caria, Turkey completed the first mausoleum tomb in 354 BCE. Continue reading

Aldus Manutius Invented Typesetting Italics

Aldine Press of Venice, Italy, under the master printer Aldus Manutius printed the first pocket-sized book in 1501 using typesetting italics. Continue reading

Bastille Day Commemorates the French Revolution

Bastille Day commemorates when an angry Parisian mob stormed the Bastille and later captured by authorities on July 14, 1789, Continue reading

Cathay Pacific Airline Flight Hijacked

The first airplane hijacking occurred en route from Macao, China, to Hong Kong during a Cathay Pacific Airways flight Continue reading

First Biological Pest Control Used on Beetles

The first large scale biological pest control used in the USA was in 1886 against the cottony-cushion scale Continue reading

First Periodic Table

English chemist and physicist John Dalton constructed the periodic table in 1803. Continue reading

The Ladies Mercury Published an Advice Column

The first advice column appeared in the premiere issue of the women’s magazine The Ladies’s Mercury, on June 27, 1693 Continue reading