Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus (c. 1451 – 20 May 1506) was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer. Born in the Republic of Genoa, under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain he completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean. Continue reading

Woman to become president of Malta

First woman elected as president of Malta happened on February 16, 1982. Continue reading

First person killed in a motorcycle accident

On February 11, 1899, George Morgan, an Englishman, became the first person killed in a motorcycle accident, when he suffered a fatal head injury when he was thrown from his motorized tricycle in Exeter, England. Continue reading

Rocket to reach outer space was a two-stage rocket

German V-2 captured by American forces during World War II, Studied by a team of German and American scientists under Dr. Wernher von Braun. Continue reading

Sao Paulo Modern Art Week

The first Modern Art Festival in South America was Sao Paulo Modern Art Week, held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in February 1922. Continue reading

Christopher Columbus saved by an eclipse

In 1503 during his fourth voyage to the New World, Christopher Columbus and his men were stranded for months on the island of Santo Domingo (now Hispaniola, divided between Haiti and the Dominican Republic) due to the shipped being disabled by shipworms. Continue reading

To Control Yellow Fever, Mosquito-eradication

In 1901 Mosquito-eradication was conducted by the U.S. Army Engineers, in the aftermath of the Spanish-American War. Yellow Fever ran ramped and ravaged the Troops. Continue reading

Ronald McDonald comes to Canada

Get this, Canada was the first country outside the USA, to have a McDonalds. Continue reading