Four-Stroke Internal-Combustion Engine

German inventor Nikolaus Septust Otto developed a four-stroke internal-combustion engine in 1876. Continue reading

Edison Electric Light Company

Edison Electric Light Company located at 65 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, USA became incorporated on October 15, 1878. Continue reading

Edison Invents the Phonograph

Thomas Alva Edison secured a U.S. patent on February 19, 1878 in Menlo Park, NJ, USA for the phonograph or speaking machine design which developed from an idea for a telegraph repeater. Continue reading

Probation system for criminals

This was the first such system in the world. Boston, MA, USA, in 1878, legally established a probation system for criminals as a judicial policy. Continue reading

Carl Gustaf Patrik Laval

Gustaf de Laval was born at Orsa in Dalarna in the Swedish de Laval Huguenot family (immigrated 1622 - Claude de Laval, soldier - knighted de Laval 1647). Continue reading

Mechanical cream separator

In 1878, Carl Gustaf Patrik de Laval, a scientist, engineer, and inventor, invented the mechanical cream separator, while working with the Klosters-Bruck Steel Works. Continue reading

First Prime Minister of Canada… Sir. John A. MacDonald

At the time Canada was called Dominion of Canada and John Alexander MacDonald became our first Prime Minister. Continue reading