First English Translation of the Quran

First English Translation of the Quran was written and published by George Sale from England in 1734. Continue reading

European Expulsion of Jews

The European expulsion of Jews began in 13th Century England. Continue reading

First City Affected by Urban Air Pollution

London, England was the first city to be affected by urban air pollution by 1273, when richer residents began complaining about coal smoke, that remained in the air. Continue reading

First Tennis Club

In 1872, a Tennis club was founded by Harry Gem in Leamington, England.
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Standard Shoe Sizes

Shoe sizes were introduced in 1305, during the King Edward I of England’s reign. Continue reading

Giambattista della Porta

Giambattista della Porta (Italian pronunciation: [dʒambatˈtista ˌdelːa ˈpɔrta]) (1535 – 4 February 1615), also known as Giovanni Battista Della Porta, was an Italian scholar, polymath and playwright who lived in Naples at the time of the Scientific Revolution and Reformation.
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Hydrogen Sulfide Gas Believed Incapable of Liquefaction

Hydrogen sulfide gas believed to be incapable of liquefaction until 1818 when Michael Faraday, an English chemist, physicist, and master experimentalist began by cooling the gas in a pressurized environment. Continue reading

King Richard I of England

Richard I (8 September 1157 – 6 April 1199) was King of England from 6 July 1189 until his death. Continue reading

Shipping tax based on tonnage

All governments whether Monarchy, Patriarchy, Communist, or Democracy Require money to operate, such as it’s citizens’ taxes. New taxes are levied when funds are low. Continue reading

Solo Transatlantic Sailboat Race

Beginning in Plymouth, England and ending in New York, NY, USA, in 1960. Continue reading