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

Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen

Born to a German father and a Dutch mother, Röntgen attended high school in Utrecht, Netherlands. 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 passenger fatalities in a train accident

A broken axle derailed a Camden & Amboy train carrying 24 passengers, the Train wreck took place on November 8, 1833, near Heightstown, PA, USA, taking the lives of two passenger (the first recorded train accident fatalities) and injuring the rest. Continue reading

Nuclear weapons test moratorium was observed

Unofficially on November 1958 to September 1961, the three nuclear powers, the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union held a nuclear weapons testing moratorium. Continue reading

Discovery of X-rays

Inadvertently on November 8, 1895, Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen, a professor of physics and rector of the Julius Maximilian University of Wiirzburg, Germany, discovered the X-rays. Continue reading

Mars probe called Mars 1

After a series of failures, Mars 1, successfully launched from the USSR’s Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan on November 1, 1962. Continue reading

Yasser Arafat

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Representative of a nongovernmental organization to address the United Nations

Yasir Arafat, chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, was the first representative of a nongovernmental organization to address a plenary session of the United Nations General Assembly. Continue reading

Clouds and Darkness will not stop Radarsat 1

The Canadian Space Agency launched Radarsat 1 on November 4th 1995 from NASA’s western range facility in California, USA. Continue reading