Hostels for Pilgrims

The first hostels for pilgrims were in operation in Israel for Jewish men who would make their 3 times a year pilgrimage to the Beit ha-Mikdash (a Temple in Jerusalem). Continue reading

Beaver Skins shipped from Canada, arrived in Old World

Beaver skins that hunters collected in Canada began shipping them back to the Old World. Continue reading

Free trade for North America … Really?

On December 17th 1992, a free trade agreement called NAFTA (aka. North American Free Trade Agreement) was signed by Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, United States President George W. Bush and Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari. 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

Ronald McDonald comes to Canada

Get this, Canada was the first country outside the USA, to have a McDonalds. Continue reading

Industrial Trade Show Held in Paris

Temple d'Industrie in Paris, France held the first industrial trade show on September 17, 1798. Continue reading

Invention of Vending Machines

John Glas Sandeman and Percival Everitt of London, England invented vending machines and obtained a U.S. patent on July 28, 1885. Continue reading

First Desalination Plant Built

British engineers at the War Office Revictualizing Station at the island of Helgoland, Germany built a desalination plant in 1855. Continue reading

Goodyear Makes Vulcanized Rubber

Charles Goodyear, an American chemist and inventor of New York, NY, USA produced vulcanized rubber. Continue reading

Pinochet Initiated a Privatization Campaign in Chile

Augusto Pinochet, the ruler of Chile's military junta initiated a privatization campaign in 1974. Continue reading