Internal-combustion engine now in fire trucks

Waterous Fire Engine Works created and introduced circa 1900, Continue reading

Electric Arc Furnace Invented

Paul-Louis Toussaint Heroult created the Electric Arc Furnace (Heated by a carbon arc at very high temp.) in France. Continue reading

The Cultivation of the Avocado

Avocado comes from the Aztec word "ahuactal" or "Tree Testicle". Now thats a funny translation of the word Avocado. Continue reading

Sarah Bernhardt

Sarah Bernhardt (French: [sa.ʁa bɛʁ.nɑʁt]; 22 or 23 October 1844 – 26 March 1923) was a French stage actress who starred in some of the most popular French plays of the late 19th and early 20th century, including La Dame Aux Camelias by Alexandre Dumas, fils, Ruy Blas by Victor Hugo, Fédora and La Tosca by Victorien Sardou, and L'Aiglon by Edmond Rostand. She also played male roles, including Shakespeare's Hamlet. Continue reading

Jacques Yves Cousteau

Jacques-Yves Cousteau AC (French: [ʒak iv kusto]; commonly known in English as Jacques Cousteau; 11 June 1910 – 25 June 1997) was a French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life in water. Continue reading

International Congress of Comparative Law met in Paris, France

Those who attended the International Congress of Comparative Law in Paris, France, in 1900, proposed an international law code to be used by national legislatures. Since then a general code of international law has yet been implemented. The laws are very slow to change. Continue reading

First Woman Athlete to win an Olympic Medal

Charlotte Cooper was an English tennis champion who won the woman's singles lawn tennis competition at the 1900 Olympic Games. Continue reading

International Dentistry association was founded in Paris, France

In Paris, France, at the 3rd International Dentistry Conference, the International Dentistry Federation (Federation Dentaire Internationale) was founded. Continue reading

10 year old boy wins Gold at the Olympic Games

At the Paris, France Olympic Games a 10 year old boy was substituted for an adult in the Coxswain position due to his lighter weight. Continue reading

First Prime Minister of Australia

Once Australia became part of the commonwealth, Edmund Barton, leader of the Australian federal movement became Prime Minister in 1900 and served until 1903. Continue reading