French Seaplane Takes Flight

The first seaplane designed by Frenchman Henri Fabre launched on March 28, 1910 from Martigues near Marseilles, France. Continue reading

Vanguard I Satellite

The Vanguard I Satellite was powered by photovoltaic cells and launched on March.17, 1958 by the U.S. Signal Corps. Continue reading

Antony Jannus

Antony Habersack Jannus, more familiarly known as Tony Jannus (July 22, 1889 – October 12, 1916), was an early American pilot whose aerial exploits were widely publicized in aviation's pre-World War I period. Continue reading

The First Airplane Parachute Jump

U.S. Army captain Albert Berry made the first parachute jump from a Benoist Pusher plane piloted by Antony Jannus on March 1, 1912 at Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, MO, USA. Continue reading

Kwame Nkrumah

Kwame Nkrumah PC (21 September 1909 – 27 April 1972) was a Ghanaian politician and revolutionary. Continue reading

President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana

Kwame Nkrumah, founder of the Convention People's Party was born in the Gold Coast, Africa on February 8, 1951. Continue reading

Ghana Became an Independent Nation

The sub-Saharan African colony Ghana became an independent nation on March 6, 1957 under Prime Minister Kwame Nkrumah. Continue reading

Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal (/pæˈskæl, pɑːˈskɑːl/; French: [blɛz paskal]; 19 June 1623 – 19 August 1662) was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Catholic theologian. Continue reading

Horse-Drawn Omnibus Service in France

Horse-drawn omnibus service was offered in Paris, France at the encouragement of Blaise Pascal in 1662. Continue reading

Maria Taglioni

Marie Taglioni, Comtesse Gilbert de Voisins (23 April 1804 – 22 April 1884) was a Swedish ballet dancer of the Romantic ballet era, a central figure in the history of European dance. Continue reading