Susanna Madora Salter was elected the first female mayor of Argonia, KS, USA on April 4, 1887. Continue reading
Victoria Park opened in London, England in 1845 as a municipal recreation park. Continue reading
The Silk Road (route) was the first major intercontinental route that stretched 4,000 miles or (6,400 km) between China and Rome. Continue reading
Alexander III of Macedon (20/21 July 356 BC – 10/11 June 323 BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great (Greek: Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Μέγας, Aléxandros ho Mégas Koine Greek: [a.lék.san.dros ho mé.gas]), was a king (basileus) of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty. Continue reading
London, England was the place, the census of 1811 showed that the city of London had a population of 1,009,546 at the time. Continue reading
The Royal Automobile Club of Great Britain in 1919, installed roadside telephone for motorist assistance. Continue reading
The road called Persian Royal Road ran east-west across Anatolia for more than 1,500 miles (2,400 km) between the capital city of Susa, Persia (now the village of Shush, Iran), and Smyrna (now Iz-mir, Turkey), on the Aegean coast, passing through Nineveh and Haran, with a second terminus at Ephesus. Continue reading
Great inventions always come out of Africa. The colonial governor Joseph S. Gallieni had French Engineers construct a road for motor vehicles to connect the port town of Tamatave with the capital city of Antananarivo, the road was intended for motor freight traffic. Continue reading
Waterous Fire Engine Works created and introduced circa 1900, a fire truck that had an internal-combustable engine, that not only drove the truck, but also powered the water pumps.
Location: St. Paul, MN, USA
Manufacturer: Waterous Fire Engine Works
- HISTORY OF FIRETRUCKS (page disappeared on web, recovered via WayBackMachine)
There are many facts about a huge machine that fights fires. It’s called the firetruck,and here’s its story. The first firetruck which was invented in the early 1720’s, had a waterpump, handpumps, and reservoirs.
- Weird Fire Facts: From the first built… – City of Manistee Fire …
From the first built firehouse in 1640 to the modern firehouse of today,many things have changed. The early firehouses were really just big tool sheds which held all the bulky equipment.
- Fire engine – Wikipedia
A fire engine (also known in some territories as a fire apparatus, fire truck, or fire appliance) is a vehicle designed primarily for firefighting operations. In addition, many fire departments/fire services often employ their vehicles for various other uses including emergency medical services and rescue purposes.
- Fire Truck History – autoevolution
The lights, the sirens and the cascade of water, attributes of the modern day fire truck, have a tendency to hide the real role of this type of vehicles, that to save lives.
- History of Fire Apparatus – Southern Fire Service & Sales
Sirens blare as a fire truck pulls around the corner. Firefighters quickly hop out of the vehicle and work to attach the truck’s hose to the nearest fire hydrant. This is the image that comes to the mind of just about everyone when it comes to how fires are handled.