First Road designed for motor vehicles

Great inventions always come out of Africa. The colonial governor Joseph S. Gallieni had French Engineers construct a road for motor vehicles to connect the port town of Tamatave with the capital city of Antananarivo, the road was intended for motor freight traffic. Continue reading

United States Steel Company, a Corporation worth US$1 Billion

In 1901 a financier by the name John Pierpont Morgan created a Billion dollar company by combining several Steel mills (including Carnegie Steel and Federal Steel Company) in to one big company called, United States Steel Company. Continue reading

The First Artificial Insemination Centre for Horses

Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov would collect semen from a stallion (male horse) when it mounted a fake mare (fake female horse). One a sample was collected, it would be diluted and stored. When needed the diluted sample would be inserted in to the genital track of a real mare.

Date: 1901
Name(s): Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov
Occupation: Biologist
Location: Russia


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Jean-Henri Dunant

Dunant was born in Geneva, Switzerland, the first son of businessman Jean-Jacques Dunant and Antoinette Dunant-Colladon. Continue reading

Blood types Discovered

Karl Landsteiner in 1901, described blood types A, B and O, fist shooing the differences due to distinctive antigens carried by red blood cells. Continue reading

First Credit Union In Canada

On January 23rd 1901, Alphonse Desjardins, a Legislative Reporter founded a Credit Union in Levi’s, Quebec, Canada. Continue reading

George Eastman

George Eastman (July 12, 1854 – March 14, 1932) was an American entrepreneur who founded the Eastman Kodak Company and popularized the use of roll film, helping to bring photography to the mainstream. Continue reading

James Gordon Bennett Jr.

James Gordon Bennett Jr. (May 10, 1841 – May 14, 1918) was publisher of the New York Herald, founded by his father, James Gordon Bennett Sr., who emigrated from Scotland. Continue reading

First Fingerprint Bureau…

Fingerprint Branch of Scotland Yard was founded by Edward Henry in 1901, he developed an identification process based on the thumbprint. Continue reading

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1901 Continue reading