First International Chess Tournament in London

Howard Staunton, top British chess player organized the first international chess tournament Continue reading

Zoroastrian Reform Movement

Zoroastrian Reform Society, founded in 1851 in Bombay, India, by followers who hoped to modernize the religion. 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

Frozen Desserts Enjoyed by Ancient Romans

Ancient Romans first enjoyed frozen desserts after mixing fruit juice with mountain snow provided by runners. Continue reading