King George VI – King of England

George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George; 14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death. Continue reading

Solo Sailing Journey Around-the-World

Captain Joshua Slocum, a Canadian Mariner, sailed Around-the-World on The Spray, a restored fishing sloop in 1895. Continue reading

Country of Malta receives the George Cross Medal

The country of Malta received the British Civilian Medal: George Cross, on April 15th 1942, by King George VI. Continue reading

William Henry “Bill” Gates III

William Henry “Bill” Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, investor, author, and philanthropist. Continue reading

Newly created Nunavut gets a Premier

Nunavut, a semi-autonomous, one of three northern territories of Canada. 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

A Museum for Laughs in Canada

A museum of humour was opened on April 1st, 1993 called Un Nouveau Muse… Pour Rire or “a new Museum for Laughs” in English. Located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Continue reading

Businessman worth US$100 billion

William Henry “Bill” Gates III, chairman and co-founder of the Microsoft Corporation, (a software development company) in Redmond, WA, USA, worth slightly more than US$100 billion in April 1999, according to the international business magazine Forbes Global. Continue reading

1 billion bits of data per square inch

In April 1996 an American computer company IBM (International Business Machines) of Armonk, NY, USA, introduced a disk drive that could hold / store 1 billion bits of data per square. Continue reading