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

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

Supersonic Concorde Jet Crossed The Atlantic

Two Concorde supersonic jets flew across the Atlantic Ocean on May 24, 1976 from both Paris, France and London, England arriving at Dulles International Airport, Washington, DC, USA. Continue reading

Invention of Electron Tube Diode

Electrical engineer, John Ambrose Fleming invented the electron tube diode in 1904 at University College in London, England. Continue reading

Founding of Grand National Consolidated Trades Union

The Grand National Consolidated Trades Union was founded in 1833 by Robert Owen, a Welsh manufacturer. Continue reading

William Smellie

William Smellie (5 February 1697 – 5 March 1763) was a Scottish obstetrician and medical instructor who practiced and taught primarily in London. Continue reading

First Public Photography Studio Opens

Richard Beard and chemist John Frederick Goddard open the first European public photography studio on the Royal Polytechnic Institute’s roof Continue reading