The First Magazine

The Erbauliche Monaths-Unterredungen (Edifying Monthly Discussions) was probably the first magazine which appeared in Hamburg, Germany, between 1663 and 1668. Continue reading

Guglielmo Marconi

Guglielmo Marconi, 1st Marquis of Marconi (/mɑːrˈkoʊni/; Italian: [ɡuʎˈʎɛlmo marˈkoːni]; 25 April 1874 – 20 July 1937) was an Italian inventor and electrical engineer known for his pioneering work on long-distance radio transmission and for his development of Marconi's law and a radio telegraph system. Continue reading

First Asian newspaper in English

The Canton Register, was the first Asian newspaper in English was published beginning on November 8, 1827, in Guangzhou, China. Continue reading

Comic strip published as a booklet

Rodolphe Topffer of Geneva, Switzerland, artist and writer of a comic strip called The Adventures of Dr. Festus. Continue reading

Shipboard newspaper called Transatlantic Times

Guglielmo Marconi, radio pioneer, set up a radio receiver to pick up news broadcast from his transmitter station on the Isle of Wight. Continue reading

First Poster kiosks

First installed in 1854 in Berlin, Germany, poster kiosks were pillars especially erected for posting handbills and announcements. Continue reading

Daily shipboard newspaper

The Cunard Daily Bulletin, began to be printed in October 1902, becomming the first daily shipboard newspaper, aboard the Cunard liners S.S. Campania and S.S. Laconia. Continue reading

Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus (c. 1451 – 20 May 1506) was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer. Born in the Republic of Genoa, under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain he completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean. Continue reading

Comic strip in a daily newspaper

Chicago American daily newspaper in 1904, printed a comic strip in black and white, called “A. Piker Clerk,” by Claire Briggs, an artist and author. Continue reading

First Afro-Brazilian newspaper

Published by and for Brazilians of African descent, was 0 Homem de Cor a Afro-Brazilian newspaper, which ran for five issues in 1833. Continue reading