Cribbage Card Game

Cribbage was derived from a game called Noddy, by John Suckling known as the greatest gamester for both bowling and cards. John Suckling (1609-1642), an English poet and dramatist. Continue reading

Guerrilla war is as old as organized warfare

Guerrilla warfare is well documented from ancient Persian, Greek, Roman, and Mongol accounts of battle. Continue reading

Modern Day Trampoline

George Nissen, American gymnast developed the modern day trampoline in 1936.
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Racing Purse on Record was £40

During the reign of King Richard I, the Lion-Heart, circa 1190, a racing purse of £40 was offered to English knights competing in a 3-mile (4.8-kilometre) race.
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The Renault 4 Introduced in September 1961

The Renault 4, a hatchback automobile, was introduced in 1961 by the state-controlled automotive manufacturer Regie Nationale des Usines Renault de Boulogne-Billancourt, France. Continue reading

Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin

Dorothy Mary Crowfoot Hodgkin OM FRS Hon
FRSC (12 May 1910 – 29 July 1994) was a British chemist who developed protein crystallography, for which she won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1964.
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The Pocket was German King’s Innovation

The German King and Holy Roman Emperor Henry II (973-1024), is the inventor of the pocket, and wore one made of silk brocade, on his white silk tunic.
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Mercury a Superconductor?

In 1911, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Dutch physicist and Director at the University of Leiden’s Cryogenic Laboratory, discovered that if you cool mercury Continue reading

Army Newspaper for Soldiers in the Field

United States troops during the Mexican War could receive a newspaper called, The American Flag. Continue reading

First Patented Steam Engine

The steam engine was first patented in 1698 by Thomas Savery, a British military engineer from Devon, England. Continue reading