Continental nuclear-free zone

Established on April 11, 1996, following the signing of the Treaty of Pelindaba by the 49 of the 53 members of the Organization of African Unity, African became a Nuclear Weapons Free Zone. Continue reading

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Isambard Kingdom Brunel FRS (/ˈɪzəmˌbɑːd bruːˈnɛl/; 9 April 1806 – 15 September 1859), was an English mechanical and civil engineer who is considered “one of the most ingenious and prolific figures in engineering history”, “one of the 19th century engineering giants”, and “one of the greatest figures of the Industrial Revolution, [who] changed the face of the English landscape with his groundbreaking designs and ingenious constructions”. Continue reading

Transatlantic steamboat service

the SS Great Western and the Sirius, began the transatlantic steamboat service, both of which arrived in New York, NY, USA on April 23, 1838. Continue reading

Jet Airmail service available in Canada

The first jet airmail flight from Canada to the USA was on April 18th, 1950, by a jet aircraft made by Avro Canada. Continue reading

James Gordon Bennett, investigative reporter

The first Investigative Reporter was non other than James Gordon Bennett of New York, NY, USA, Continue reading

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