The First Magazine

The Erbauliche Monaths-Unterredungen (Edifying Monthly Discussions) was probably the first magazine which appeared in Hamburg, Germany, between 1663 and 1668. Continue reading

The Steam-Powered Sawmill

A steam-powered sawmill was built in London, England in 1663. Sawyers who feared unemployment, rioted at its introduction.
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The Guinea gold coins

First minted in 1663 in England, the coins were made of gold mined in what is now the Republic of Guinea (to which the name Guinea coins) in West Africa, were initially worth £1. Continue reading