Orphan Export Program Provides Colonists Cheap Labour

King James I instituted the orphan export program to provide colonists cheap labour for English settlements in the Virginia colonies beginning in 1619, thereby reducing state-supported orphans in British cities. Continue reading

Zoroastrian Reform Movement

Zoroastrian Reform Society, founded in 1851 in Bombay, India, by followers who hoped to modernize the religion. Continue reading

Dam In Continuous Use

A rock-filled dam on the Orontes River in Syria, is thought to be dated from 1300 BCE, thus being a dam still in continuous use. Continue reading

Horace-Bénédict de Saussure

Horace-Bénédict de Saussure was born 17 February 1740, in Conches, near Geneva (today in Switzerland but then an independent republic), and died in Geneva 22 January 1799. Continue reading

Landslide Kills More Than 1,000 People

On September 4, 1618, a total of 2,240 villagers in Chiavenna, Italy, were buried alive by a Landslide. Continue reading

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Gottfried Wilhelm (von) Leibniz (/ˈlaɪbnɪts/;[5] German: [ˈɡɔtfʁiːt ˈvɪlhɛlm fɔn ˈlaɪbnɪts] or [ˈlaɪpnɪts]; French: Godefroi Guillaume Leibnitz; 1 July, 1646 [O.S. 21 June] – 14 November 1716) was a German polymath and philosopher who occupies a prominent place in the history of mathematics, the history of philosophy, having developed differential and integral calculus independently of Isaac Newton. Continue reading

First News Service Sent by Telegraph

Agence Havas of Paris, France established a wire news service that sent an item by telegraph in 1845. Continue reading

First Botanist was an Ancient Greek

Theophrastus of Eresus, Greek scientist and head of Peripatetic School of Philosophy is thought to be the first botanist from 322 BCE. Continue reading

The First international Advertising Agency

The Australian advertising agency of Gordon and Gotch, founded in Melbourne, Australia, in 1855. Continue reading

Santorio Santorio

Santorio Santorio (29 March 1561 – 22 February 1636), also called Sanctorio Sanctorio, Santorio Santorii, Sanctorius of Padua, Sanctorio Sanctorius and various combinations of these names, was a Venetian physiologist, physician, and professor, who introduced the quantitative approach into medicine. Continue reading