An Explosion that caused great loss of life in peacetime

In the city of Brescia, Italy, in 1769, An Explosion occurred killing more than 3,000 people. Continue reading

Wilhelm Maybach

Wilhelm Maybach (help·info) (German pronunciation: [ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈmaɪbax]; 9 February 1846 – 29 December 1929) was an early German engine designer and industrialist. Continue reading

The first military hospitals

Romans built the first military hospitals circa 100 BCE. Continue reading

Masaru Ibuka

Ibuka graduated from Waseda University in 1933, he then went to work at Photo-Chemical Laboratory, a company which processed movie film, and later served in the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II, being a member of the Imperial Navy Wartime Research Committee. Continue reading

Downhill ski race of record

The world’s first downhill skiing race was held, taking place at Crans-Montana in the Alps of Switzerland. Lord Roberts of Kandahar, British war hero, sponsored the trophy, the Roberts of Kandahar Challenge Cup. Twenty competitors climbed to a hut at the Plaine Morte glacier and then made the 4,000 foot descent. Cecil Hopkinson of Britain was the first winner. Continue reading

Tallow soap

The Roman historian Pliny the Elder in his writing has said Tallow soap had been made in 600 BCE by the Phoenicians, who did so by boiling goat tallow and wood ashes in water. Continue reading

A law requiring doctors to report cases of occupational disease

Enacted in Britain in 1895, this law requiring doctors to report cases of occupational disease, the records of the reports were maintained by the office of the chief inspector of factories. Continue reading

Dental X-rays

C. Edmund Kells of New Orleans, LA, USA, a dentist and inventor, built the first X-ray machine in the United States in 1896, which was shortly after the discovery of radiography by the German scientist Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen in 1895. Continue reading

President of Moldova

Mircea Snegur became the first President of Moldova, on August 27th 1991, once Moldova became fully independent. Continue reading

Cipher wheel was invented circa 1466

The Italian scholar and artist Leon Battista Alberti, famed as the first Renaissance man, invented the Cipher wheel, circa 1466. Continue reading