German Chieftain, Odoacer Declared King of Italy

German Chieftain, Odoacer declared King of Italy by his troops following the overthrow of the last Roman ruler, General Orestes on August 23, 476. Continue reading

Johannes Gutenberg

Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg (/ˈɡuːtənbɜːrɡ/;[1] c. 1400 – February 3, 1468) was a German blacksmith, goldsmith, inventor, printer, and publisher who introduced printing to Europe with the printing press. Continue reading

The Gutenberg Bible First Printed Edition

The Gutenberg Bible was the first printed edition in Latin completed in Mainz, Germany by Johannes Gutenberg. Continue reading

The Mainz Psalter Book Printed in Color

The Mainz Psalter book designed by Johannes Gutenberg, printer was the first book printed in color in Mainz, Germany. Continue reading

Catholic saint from the New World

Rosa de Lima, a Peruvian, became the first Catholic saint from the New World, when she was canonized in a ceremony at the Vatican on August 30, 1617. Continue reading

The first European legislator of African descent

Louisy Mathieu, who was a European of African descent, was elected on August 22nd 1848, representing Guadeloupe in the French National Assembly, serving only one term. Continue reading

First President of Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan (formerly the Kirgiz Soviet Socialist Republic, or Kirgiziya) proclaimed its independence from the Soviet Union on August 31, 1991, and Askar Akayev, democratic reformer became the President of Kyrgyzstan. Continue reading

President of Moldova

Mircea Snegur became the first President of Moldova, on August 27th 1991, once Moldova became fully independent. Continue reading

Title: First President of Azerbaijan

Ayaz Mutalibov, the leader of the Communist Party of Azerbaijan, became president when Azerbaijan declared its independence in August 1991. Continue reading

Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus (c. 1451 – 20 May 1506) was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer. Born in the Republic of Genoa, under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain he completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean. Continue reading