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

Dr. William Smellie

Physician, William Smellie taught obstetrics and midwifery in 1739 around Lanark, Scotland and lectured in London. Continue reading

The Ladies Mercury Published an Advice Column

The first advice column appeared in the premiere issue of the women’s magazine The Ladies’s Mercury, on June 27, 1693 Continue reading

Nightingale Training School for Nurses

Florence Nightingale founded the Nightingale Training School for Nurses at St. Thomas's Hospital in London, England on June 1860. Continue reading

First Automobile Accident in England

Bridget Driscoll was the first pedestrian on record killed by an automobile driven by Arthur Edsell. Continue reading

First Poker Rule Book

Robert C. Schenck, U.S. minister to Great Britain authored the first poker rule book Continue reading

John Newbery

John Newbery (9 July 1713 – 22 December 1767), called "The Father of Children's Literature", was an English publisher of books who first made children's literature a sustainable and profitable part of the literary market. Continue reading

World Croquet Championships

The first World Croquet Championships were held at the Hurlingham Club in London, England in 1989. Continue reading

British Gentleman’s Club

Traditional Gentleman’s Club opens in London, England in 1413 known as La Court de Bonne Compagnie. Continue reading