British jury consider evidence overseas

In the 1999 war crimes case of Anthony Sawoniuk, accused of participating in the murders of 3,800 Jews near Domachevo, Belarus, during the Holocaust, British jury visited the town to examine the evidence firsthand.
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Self Propelled Rotary Cultivator, a Canadian Invention

Robert Romaine, of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, developed/invented the self propelled rotary Cultivator in 1855. Continue reading

Airplane equipped with its own parachute

The SR-20, a small single-engine plane by the Cirrus Design Corporation, Duluth, MN, USA, was equipped with its own parachute as standard equipment in June 1999. Continue reading

Dam higher than 1000 feet

The Rogun Dam at Vakhsh, Tajikistan, on its planned completion date in 2000, should stand at 1,099 feet (335 meters) high. Continue reading

Nonstop circumnavigation of the world by balloon

Bertrand Piccard, a Swiss psychiatrist, and Brian Jones, an English ballooning instructor, accomplished a nonstop circumnavigation of the world in a balloon in 1999. Continue reading

Building Taller 1500 feet

The World Financial Center in Shanghai, China, on its planned completion date in 2001, was to be 1,507 feet (460 meters) high. Continue reading

First Brewery in Canada, before Canada Eh!

The first brewery in the Western Hemisphere was in 1786 located in what is now Montreal, Quebec. Continue reading

Speke Discovered the White Nile

Scottish explorer John Harming Speke found the source of the White Nile in 1858. Continue reading

International Phonetic Alphabet

The International Phonetic Alphabet was proposed by the Danish linguist Otto Jespersen and developed by Paul Passy in 1895. Continue reading

Prophet Zarathushtra

Prophet Zarathushtra was an Iranian religious reformer of Zoroastrianism. Continue reading