Undersea cable network between Japan and USA

The first undersea fiberoptic cable network began operation in August 2001, between Japan and USA, this was a joint venture between American and Japanese telecommunications companies, connecting Japan to the U.S. mainland via Hawaii.
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Building Taller 1500 feet

The World Financial Center in Shanghai, China, on its planned completion date in 2001, was to be 1,507 feet (460 meters) high. Continue reading

Adoption of Global Treaty on Sea Fishing Regulation

United Nations Conference on Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks adopted a global treaty to regulate fishing Continue reading

Mine Barrage Used in Revolutionary War

American, David Bushnell invented a mine barrage consisting of floating kegs containing explosives, equipped with a gunlock and hammer that would ignite ships upon contact. Continue reading

Denton A Cooley

In the 1950s Cooley returned to Houston to become associate professor of surgery at Baylor College of Medicine and to work at its affiliate institution, The Methodist Hospital. During the 1950s, Cooley began working with American cardiac surgeon, scientist, and medical educator Michael E. DeBakey. Continue reading

Coronary Bypass Operation Streamed Online

Dr. Denton A. Cooley performed the first internet streamed open heart coronary bypass surgery on August 19, 1998 at a hospital in Houston, TX, USA. Continue reading

Theodor Herzl

Theodor Herzl (/ˈhɜːrtsəl, ˈhɛərtsəl/; German: [ˈhɛɐtsl̩]; Hebrew: תֵּאוֹדוֹר הֶרְצְל Te'odor Hertsel; Hungarian: Herzl Tivadar; Hebrew name given at his brit milah Binyamin Ze'ev (Hebrew: בִּנְיָמִין זְאֵב),[2] also known in Hebrew as חוֹזֵה הַמְדִינָה, Chozeh HaMedinah, lit. Continue reading

First World Zionist Congress Held in Switzerland

World Zionist Congress was held in August 1897 in Basel, Switzerland. Continue reading

Terrorist Airline Bomb Attack Over Japan

The first terrorist bomb attack occurred on the Pan American World Airways airliner traveling from Japan to Honolulu, Hawaii, USA on August 12, 1982. Continue reading

First Electronic Pocket Calculator

Texas Instruments of Dallas, TX, USA introduced a battery-powered electronic pocket calculator on Continue reading