Invention of Carbon Paper

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

A Total Internet crash

Because of a status-message virus that was accidentally propagated throughout the network on October 27, 1980, when the ARPANET (the U.S. Department of Defense’s prototype Internet) came to a complete halt, thus becoming the first total Internet crash. Continue reading

Daniel Cohen

Co-Founder of Center for the Study of Human Polymorphisms, now called Fondation Jean Dausset-CEPH.
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The Human chromosome mapped

Published in October 1992 in the journals Nature and Science, were the Human chromosome gene-linkage maps. Continue reading

Carl Gustaf Patrik Laval

Gustaf de Laval was born at Orsa in Dalarna in the Swedish de Laval Huguenot family (immigrated 1622 - Claude de Laval, soldier - knighted de Laval 1647). 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

3 Billion Year Old Fossil Oil Discovered

The findings of this 3 Billion Year Old Fossil Oil was published in the scientific journal "Nature" on October 28th, 1998. Continue reading

Centrifugal cream separator with a continuous flow

Inventor Carl Gustaf Patrik de Laval of Stockholm, Sweden, received an American patent for a centrifugal cream separator with a continuous flow on October 4, 1881.
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Columbus Day, Celebrating Christopher Columbus and his first landfall in the New World

Columbus Day was first celebrated in the United States on October 12, 1792, to mark the tricentennial of the day in when Christopher Columbus made his first landfall in the New World Continue reading