Stamp catalogs or lists for stamp collectors

Oscar Berger-Levrault and Alfred Potiquet, both French philatelists, issued in 1861 stamp catalogs also called lists for stamp collectors. Continue reading

Motorized trailer to be commercially produced

Eccles Motor Transport Ltd., Birmingham, England, in 1919, began to commercially produce a Motorized trailer, with mahogany panel, it would slept two people and be equipped with a rudimentary kitchen. Continue reading

First World Chess Champion

London in 1886, the Austrian grandmaster, Wilhelm Steinitz, became the first player to earn the official title of “World Chess Champion” as he defeated Johannes Zukertort. Continue reading

The First soccer club

Sheffield Football Club, was the first soccer club, founded in 1857 in the town of Sheffield, England. Continue reading

First national speed limit

In England during the 1903, the speed limit was set to 20 miles (32 kilometres) per hour. Continue reading

First Woman – Human cannonball in a circus act

Her stage name was Zazel, was the first woman human cannonball. Starting on April 2nd 1877, and for the next two years, she appeared at the West’s Amphitheatre, London, England. Continue reading

International Code signals

Communicating between ships at sea was done by flags, an International Code signals was published in England in 1857. Continue reading

Stamp collector known to decorate her dressing room with them

A young woman who collected stamps placed an advertisement or a notice (back in the day) in the Times of London in 1841 soliciting canceled postage stamps. Continue reading

James Watt

James Watt FRS FRSE (30 January 1736 (19 January 1736 OS) – 25 August 1819) was a Scottish inventor, mechanical engineer, and chemist who improved on Thomas Newcomen’s 1712 Newcomen steam engine with his Watt steam engine in 1781, which was fundamental to the changes brought by the Industrial Revolution in both his native Great Britain and the rest of the world. Continue reading

City with more than 1 million inhabitants

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