Lowe’s Grand Hotel

The first family hotel, Lowe’s Grand Hotel opened on King Street, Covent Garden, London, England on January 1774 by David Low. Continue reading

Woman Smoking in Cigarette Ad

A woman smoking appear in a cigarette ad in the Southern Tobacco Journal, Richmond, VA, USA, in 1897. It was scandalous for the time period. Continue reading

Chinese Commercial Ship Sails to Taiwan

A Chinese commercial ship sailed from China to the southern port Kaohsiung, Taiwan on April 19, 1997. Continue reading

Electrically Lit Store

incandescent Swan lamps were installed in a draper’s shop in 1882, at Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. Continue reading

The First international Advertising Agency

The Australian advertising agency of Gordon and Gotch, founded in Melbourne, Australia, in 1855. Continue reading

Filippo Brunelleschi

Filippo Brunelleschi (Italian: [fiˈlippo brunelˈleski]; 1377 – April 15, 1446) was an Italian designer and a key figure in architecture, recognized to be the first modern engineer, planner and sole construction supervisor. He was one of the founding fathers of the Renaissance. Continue reading

Patent Issued for River Barge

In 1421, Filippo Brunelleschi, an architect from Florence Italy was granted a patent granting him a three-year manufacturing monopoly on his design for a river barge outfitted with a heavy-duty hoist. Continue reading

The First Shopping Mall

The first shopping mall was built in Paris, France in 1790. Continue reading

King Edward I of England

Edward I (17/18 June 1239 – 7 July 1307), also known as Edward Longshanks and the Hammer of the Scots (Latin: Malleus Scotorum), was King of England from 1272 to 1307. Before his accession to the throne, he was commonly referred to as The Lord Edward. Continue reading

St-Odoric de Pordenone

Odoric of Pordenone, OFM (1286–1331), also known as Odorico Mattiussi or Mattiuzzi, was an Italian late-medieval Franciscan friar and missionary explorer. Continue reading