First Photograph of the Sun

In 1845, Jean-Bernard-Leon Foucault, a French physicist and inventor, took a photograph of the sun. Continue reading

First automobile Ordered by a Head of State

Nobody knows for sure whether Alexander ever drove or rode in his purchased car. Continue reading

Hebrew Language Dictionary Machberet Compiled in Spain

The Hebrew language dictionary Machberet containing a lexicon from the Torah and biblical books was compiled by Menakhem ben Saruq, a poet and philologist in Cordoba, Spain in 950. Continue reading

Hydrofoil Boat Designed by a Helicopter Pioneer

The experimental hydrofoil boat was designed by Enrico Forlanini, an Italian helicopter and airship pioneer in 1905. Continue reading

Newspaper Staff Cartoonist

Pall Mall Gazette of London, England hired Francis Carruthers Gould, a cartoonist artist in 1888 to draw editorial and political cartoons. Continue reading

Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh relates to the futile search for immortality of a Sumerian king based on the king who ruled the city of Uruk (Erech) in 2200 BCE. Continue reading

Archaeologists Discover Houses in Anatolia

Archaeologists discover houses in the village of Zawi Chenui, south-eastern Anatolia along the Turkish-Iranian border dating back to 9000 BCE. Continue reading

Elisabeth Thible Ascends in Hot Air Balloon

Elisabeth Thible ascends an untethered balloon over Lyon, France on June 4, 1784 constructed by the Montgolfier brothers. Continue reading

Philosophical Transactions Periodical

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society was the first periodical published in London, England. Continue reading

Bolshevik Revolution of 1917

The first successful Russian Communist Revolution was the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. Continue reading