Georges Méliès

Marie-Georges-Jean Méliès (/meɪˈljɛs/; French: [meljɛs]; 8 December 1861 – 21 January 1938), was a French illusionist and film director who led many technical and narrative developments in the earliest days of cinema. Méliès was well-known for the use of special effects, popularizing such techniques as substitution splices, multiple exposures, time-lapse photography, dissolves, and hand-painted colour. Continue reading

First French Narrative Film was Directed by a Woman

French film pioneer Alice Guy Blache, a secretary for the Leon Gaumont film equipment company, directed the first narrative movie Fee aux Choux shown Continue reading

President Tomas Estrada Palma of Cuba

Tomas Estrada Palma was elected President of Cuba in 1902 between the two American occupations in 1899-1901 and 1906-09. Continue reading

Guglielmo Marconi

Guglielmo Marconi, 1st Marquis of Marconi (/mɑːrˈkoʊni/; Italian: [ɡuʎˈʎɛlmo marˈkoːni]; 25 April 1874 – 20 July 1937) was an Italian inventor and electrical engineer known for his pioneering work on long-distance radio transmission and for his development of Marconi's law and a radio telegraph system. Continue reading

Wireless station for international communications

In 1899 at South Foreland, England, the Wireless Telegraph and Signal Company, Ltd., owned by Guglielmo Marconi, established a wireless station for international communications. Continue reading

Bouillon cubes

Under the brand name Oxo (still called that today) in Frey Bentos, Paraguay, bouillon cubes containing meat extracts were developed. Continue reading

Shipboard newspaper called Transatlantic Times

Guglielmo Marconi, radio pioneer, set up a radio receiver to pick up news broadcast from his transmitter station on the Isle of Wight. Continue reading

First person killed in a motorcycle accident

On February 11, 1899, George Morgan, an Englishman, became the first person killed in a motorcycle accident, when he suffered a fatal head injury when he was thrown from his motorized tricycle in Exeter, England. Continue reading