Alexander Bain

Alexander Bain (11 June 1818 – 18 September 1903) was a Scottish philosopher and educationalist in the British school of empiricism and a prominent and innovative figure in the fields of psychology, linguistics, logic, moral philosophy and education reform. Continue reading

First Facsimile Machine Invented in 1800’s

Alexander Bain, Scottish psychologist invented the facsimile process in 1843 and received a patent for "improvements in producing and regulating electric currents and improvements in timepieces and in electric printing and signal telegraphs." Continue reading

Austen Henry Layard

Sir Austen Henry Layard GCB PC (/lɛərd/; 5 March 1817 – 5 July 1894) was an English traveller, archaeologist, cuneiformist, art historian, draughtsman, collector, politician and diplomat. Continue reading

Archeological Discoveries in Mesopotamia

Archeologists Paul-Emile Botta and Austen Henry Layard led two excavations in Mesopotamia, Iraq to find the ancient city of Nineveh. Continue reading

First Iron-Framed Library Built in Paris

Bibliotheque Sainte-Genevieve was the first iron-frame building built in Paris, France between 1843 to 1850 by architect Henri Labrouste. Continue reading

Baroness Bertha Felicie Sophie von Suttner , first woman to receive Nobel Prize for Peace

First Woman presented the Nobel Peace Prize was in 1905 Continue reading

First Agricultural Research Station Built … and still around

John Bennet Lawes, an English Agronomist and founder of the artificial fertilizer industry, built the first agricultural research station on his Estate at Rothamsted, England. Continue reading