The First Water Pollution Law Passed

First water pollution law passed on 1856 in London, England to control waste dumped into the Thames River. Continue reading

First treatise on biophysics

Adolf Fick, a German physicist, published a treatise on biophysics entitled Die medizinische Physik (Medical Physics), its contents detailed the discussion of the fundamental laws governing diffusion and osmosis in living tissues. Continue reading

William Howard Russell

Sir William Howard Russell, CVO (28 March 1820, Tallaght, County Dublin, Ireland – 11 February 1907, London, England) was an Irish reporter with The Times, and is considered to have been one of the first modern war correspondents. Continue reading

War correspondent by telegraph

During the Crimean War, (in what is now part of Ukraine), from 1853 to 1856, William Howard Russell, a reporter for The Times of London, was conducting War correspondent by telegraph from a combat zone. Continue reading