Gerty Theresa Cori, first Woman to receive Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

First Woman presented the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was in 1947
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Early example of political propaganda

During the reign of the first Roman emperor, Augustus Caesar, 17 BCE, the depictions of a comet by a western civilization were stamped onto coins. According to Augustus and his supporters, it was the spirit of Julius Caesar returning to mark his approval of Rome’s new leader. The coins are considered an early example of political propaganda.

Date:
      17 BCE
Name(s):
      Augustus Caesar
Occupation:
      Emperor of Rome
Location:
      Rome


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Tarzan major motion picture… Totally Digital

Tarzan first major motion picture to have be produced and exhibited entirely with digital technology produced by Walt Disney Pictures. The animated feature was based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs story. The film was produced and mastered entirely digitally using animation, composition, and editing software. The film was run using film-less digital projection systems at three U.S. theatres: one in Orlando, FL, one in Burbank, CA and one in Irvine, CA, on July 23, 1999.

Date:
      July 23, 1999
Name(s):
      Walt Disney Pictures /Edgar Rice Burroughs
Location:
      Orlando, FL, USA
      Burbank, CA, USA
      Irvine, CA, USA


Additional Information:

  • Edgar Rice Burroughs – Wikipedia
    Edgar Rice Burroughs (September 1, 1875 – March 19, 1950) was an American writer best known for his creations of the jungle hero Tarzan and the heroic Mars adventurer John Carter, although he produced works in many genres.
  • Tarzan (1999 film) – Wikipedia
    The animators were split into two teams, one in Paris and one in Burbank. The 6000 mile distance and difference in time zones posed challenges for collaboration, especially for scenes with Tarzan and Jane. Glen Keane was the supervising animator for Tarzan at the Paris studio, while Ken Duncan was the supervising animator for Jane at the studio in Burbank.
  • Tarzan (2013 film) – Wikipedia
    Tarzan (also known as Tarzan 3D) is a 2013 English-language German 3D computer-animated motion capture action-adventure film written, directed and produced by German producer Reinhard Klooss which was released on October 17, 2013 in Russia.

Patent for a Steam Forge Hammer

Inventor James Nasmyth of Manchester, England, applied for a patent (in 1842) for a Steam Forge Hammer. As they say “Inventions / innovations are born out of nessecity”… Continue reading

George Eastman

George Eastman (July 12, 1854 – March 14, 1932) was an American entrepreneur who founded the Eastman Kodak Company and popularized the use of roll film, helping to bring photography to the mainstream. Continue reading

The sport of Lacrosse is over 3000 years old

A Canadian by the name of George W. Beers codified the rules for modern day Lacrosse in 1867, but the history of the sport goes back as far as 1000 BCE. Continue reading

Chaturanga a Chess-like game

Chaturanga (a Chess-like game) an Indian game was invented circa 600 CE. Continue reading

Howard Walter Florey, first Oceanian to receive Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

First Oceanian presented the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was in 1945
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Emperor of Rome

Gaius Octavius (also known as Octavian) Emperor of Rome, the grandnephew of Julius Caesar. In Julius Caesar will, Caesar adopted Octavian and made him his heir. Doing this Julius Caesar gave the younger man (Octavian) sufficient influence with the Roman legions to take control of Rome and eventually the entire Greco-Roman world in the power struggle that followed Caesar’s assassination. Gaius Octavian was given the honorary name Augustus Caesar by the Roman Senate on his accession in 27 BCE, ruling as emperor until 14 CE.

Date:
      27 BCE
Name(s):
      Augustus Caesar
Occupation:
      Emperor of Rome
Location:
      Rome


Additional Information:

  • Augustus – Wikipedia
    At birth, he was named Gaius Octavius after his biological father. Historians typically refer to him simply as Octavius (or Octavian) between his birth in 63 until his adoption by Julius Caesar in 44 BC (after Julius Caesar’s death).
  • List of Roman emperors – Wikipedia
    Roman Emperors were rulers of the Roman Empire, wielding power over its citizens and military. The empire was developed as the Roman Republic invaded and occupied most of Europe and portions of northern Africa and western Asia.
  • Roman emperor – Wikipedia
    The Roman emperor was the ruler of the Roman Empire during the imperial period (starting in 27 BC). The emperors used a variety of different titles throughout history. Often when a given Roman is described as becoming “emperor” in English, it reflects his taking of the title Augustus or Caesar.

First Lace factory

Venetian noblewoman, Duchess Morosina Morosini, set up the first Lace factory, while under the direction of Catina Gardin, in 1595. Continue reading