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

Founding of the Hamsworth Cup

The Harmsworth Cup for iInternational motor boat racing was founded by British publishing magnate Alfred Harmsworth in 1903. Continue reading

Invention of Vending Machines

John Glas Sandeman and Percival Everitt of London, England invented vending machines and obtained a U.S. patent on July 28, 1885. Continue reading

The Daily Mirror Costs One Halfpenny

The Daily Mirror newspaper published in London. England, by the press baron Alfred Harmsworth in 1903 and cost one halfpenny. Continue reading

The Daily Mirror Newspaper

The Daily Mirror Newspaper was published in London, England by press baron Alfred Harmsworth (Lord Northcliffe) Continue reading

The First Miss World Contest

The Miss World contest was held at the Lyceum Ballroom in London, England, on April 19, 1951. Continue reading