The Steam-Powered Sawmill

A steam-powered sawmill was built in London, England in 1663. Sawyers who feared unemployment, rioted at its introduction.
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Invention of Carbon Paper

On October 7, 1806, Ralph Wedgwood of London, England, received a patent for his invention of carbon paper. Continue reading

First Woman – Human cannonball in a circus act

Her stage name was Zazel, was the first woman human cannonball. Starting on April 2nd 1877, and for the next two years, she appeared at the West’s Amphitheatre, London, England. Continue reading

Stamp collector known to decorate her dressing room with them

A young woman who collected stamps placed an advertisement or a notice (back in the day) in the Times of London in 1841 soliciting canceled postage stamps. Continue reading

City with more than 1 million inhabitants

London, England was the place, the census of 1811 showed that the city of London had a population of 1,009,546 at the time. Continue reading

Isabella Beeton

In 1857, less than a year after the wedding, Isabella began writing for one of her husband's publications, The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine. Continue reading

Field hockey

The first modern men’s field hockey club was Blackheath, founded circa 1861 in London, England. Continue reading

Beeton’s Book of Household Management, by Isabella Beeton

Beeton's Book of Household Management, was written by Isabella Beeton and published in London, England, in 1861. Continue reading

Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine, a monthly magazine

The first Housekeeping magazine was The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine. Continue reading

London to Paris scheduled passenger airplane service

Aircraft Travel and Transport of London, England, inaugurated London to Paris scheduled passenger airplane service on August 25, 1919.
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