Newspaper Staff Cartoonist

Pall Mall Gazette of London, England hired Francis Carruthers Gould, a cartoonist artist in 1888 to draw editorial and political cartoons. Continue reading

Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh relates to the futile search for immortality of a Sumerian king based on the king who ruled the city of Uruk (Erech) in 2200 BCE. Continue reading

Archaeologists Discover Houses in Anatolia

Archaeologists discover houses in the village of Zawi Chenui, south-eastern Anatolia along the Turkish-Iranian border dating back to 9000 BCE. Continue reading

Elisabeth Thible Ascends in Hot Air Balloon

Elisabeth Thible ascends an untethered balloon over Lyon, France on June 4, 1784 constructed by the Montgolfier brothers. Continue reading

Philosophical Transactions Periodical

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society was the first periodical published in London, England. Continue reading

Bolshevik Revolution of 1917

The first successful Russian Communist Revolution was the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. Continue reading

First French Language Novel

The novel Petit Jehan de Saintre, written by Antoine de la Sale was published in 1456. Continue reading

Automobile Used for Public Transportation

Jean-Joseph-Etienne Lenoir, Belgian engineer invented the first automobile for personal transportation. Continue reading

Tennis rule book was Sphairistike

The English sportsman, Walter Clopton Wingfield published the Tennis or Lawn Tennis rule book called, Sphairistike, in 1873. Continue reading

Marco Polo

Marco Polo, a Venetian merchant, explorer, and writer. His travels were recorded in Livres des merveilles du monde (Book of the Marvels of the World, aka The Travels of Marco Polo, c. 1300). Continue reading