Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal (/pæˈskæl, pɑːˈskɑːl/; French: [blɛz paskal]; 19 June 1623 – 19 August 1662) was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Catholic theologian. Continue reading

Pascal Invents First Hydraulic Press

Blaise Pascal, French scientist, mathematician and philosopher invents the first hydraulic press in 1647. Continue reading

The First Commercial Vending Machine

Most people thought vending machines were a 19th century thing, but we are all wrong. Continue reading

Matador of renown

Francisco Romero of Malaga, Spain, an 18th-century bullfighter, is said to have been the first to used the bullfighterÕs red cape, (called the muleta), as early as 1726, as well as the first to kill a bull face to face. Continue reading

Dominoes of China

Derived from a dice game, dominoes were played in China around the 12th Century. Continue reading