Terrorist Airline Bomb Attack Over Japan

The first terrorist bomb attack occurred on the Pan American World Airways airliner traveling from Japan to Honolulu, Hawaii, USA on August 12, 1982. Continue reading

King Offa of Mercia

King Offa of Mercia called himself the Rex Anglorum (“King of the English”) during his reign of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom Continue reading

Zeno of Citium Founds Stoic Philosophy

Zeno of Citium was the founder of the Stoic philosophy beginning in Cyprus. Continue reading

First Electronic Mail Message Sent

The first electronic mail message was sent by Ray Tomlinson to himself as a test of the ARPANET's messaging capabilities Continue reading

Power Plant Using Solar Cells Built in Utah

The first power plant using photovoltaic solar cells was dedicated by Governor Scott Matheson at Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah, USA, Continue reading

First Cast Iron Bridge Built in England

Coalbrookedale Bridge over the River Severn in Coalbrookdale, Shropshire, England was the first cast iron bridge. Continue reading

The Anatomy of Plants Treatise

English botanist and physician Nehemiah Grew wrote a treatise, The Anatomy of Plants in 1682 Continue reading

Mary Anning Discovered Pterodactyl Skeleton

Mary Anning discovered her true calling as a palaeontologist at the age of 12, upon discovering the first authenticated ichthyosaur skeleton Continue reading

Frank Calvert Excavated Troy

Frank Calvert, a British expatriate and diplomat purchased a great mound at Hisarlik, Turkey suspected to be the ancient city of Troy. Continue reading

Ian Wilmut

Sir Ian Wilmut, OBE FRS FMedSci FRSE (born 7 July 1944) is an English biologist, embryologist and Chair of the Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. Continue reading