Wireless station for international communications

In 1899 at South Foreland, England, the Wireless Telegraph and Signal Company, Ltd., owned by Guglielmo Marconi, established a wireless station for international communications. Continue reading

Casino card game called Faro

The name derives from a picture of an Egyptian pharaoh displayed on one of the cards. Continue reading

Jean-Baptiste Constant Moens

Moens began collecting stamps from his family's mail as a boy in Tournai. He was the son of Colette Blangenois and Phillipe Moens, a soldier. Continue reading

Machine for printing wallpaper

Christophe-Philippe Oberkampf, a Frenchman, invented a machine for printing wallpaper in 1785. Continue reading

The first European legislator of African descent

Louisy Mathieu, who was a European of African descent, was elected on August 22nd 1848, representing Guadeloupe in the French National Assembly, serving only one term. Continue reading

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

ail accident in which more than 500 people were killed

On December 12, 1917, an overloaded troop train derailed at Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne, France. The Rail accident’s official death toll was 573, but there could have been as many as 1,000 soldiers deaths. Continue reading

Daniel Cohen

Co-Founder of Center for the Study of Human Polymorphisms, now called Fondation Jean Dausset-CEPH.
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The Human chromosome mapped

Published in October 1992 in the journals Nature and Science, were the Human chromosome gene-linkage maps. Continue reading

aeronautical society

The Societe Aerostatique, was the first aeronautical society, founded in 1852, in the city of Paris, France Continue reading