First Agricultural Research Station Built … and still around

John Bennet Lawes, an English Agronomist and founder of the artificial fertilizer industry, built the first agricultural research station on his Estate at Rothamsted, England. Continue reading

Rural Agriculture First taught at Oxford University

Before 1790, agriculture was a family run business. Continue reading

Peace between England and Ireland finally

On November 26th 1998, British Prime Minister Tony Blair address the Parliament of the Irish Republic, speaking before 226 Irish legislators in Dublin. Continue reading

Quaker Meetings Held in Leicestershire

Quaker meetings were held by Seekers members, a Puritan Separatist group who gathered to hear the preaching of George Fox Continue reading

Forestry Treatise

John Evelyn a member of the Royal Society produced the study for the commissioners of the British Navy entitled importance was Sylva, or a Discourse of Forest trees, and the Propagation of Timber in 1664. Continue reading

Air Pollution Treatise Fumifugium

John Evelyn wrote the Fumifugium or Inconvenience of the Aer and Smoke of London Dissipated in London, England, in 1661. Continue reading

First Roman Greenhouses

Roman greenhouses were covered with thin sheets of translucent stone and in use the first century CE. Continue reading

First Achromatic Microscope

English optician Joseph Jackson Lister invented the Achromatic microscope in 1830. Continue reading

Repatriation of African Slaves

The repatriation of freed African slaves back to Africa began in 1787 sailing from Portsmouth, England when they returned to Sierra Leone, Africa Continue reading

Francina Blankers-Koen Won Four Gold Medals at Olympics

Female track and field athlete, Francina Blankers-Koen of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, won four gold medals at the 1948 Olympic Games in London, England. Continue reading