First Ballets Russes Performance

Ballets Russes performed in Paris at the Theatre du Chatelet on May 19, 1909 and founded by Russian impresario Serge Diaghilev. Continue reading

International Law Text On the Law of War and Peace

Dutch jurist Hugo Grotius wrote the international law document De Jure Belli ac Pacis (On the Law of War and Peace) in Paris in 1625. Continue reading

French Invent Dry Cleaning

Parisian dyeworks owner Jean-Baptiste Jolly discovered dry cleaning in 1855 Continue reading

Industrial Trade Show Held in Paris

Temple d'Industrie in Paris, France held the first industrial trade show on September 17, 1798. Continue reading

Supersonic Concorde Jet Crossed The Atlantic

Two Concorde supersonic jets flew across the Atlantic Ocean on May 24, 1976 from both Paris, France and London, England arriving at Dulles International Airport, Washington, DC, USA. Continue reading

Pont Royal Bridge Built Using Open Caissons

Pont Royal bridge in Paris, France was built using open caissons in 1685. Continue reading

First International Botanical Congress Held

International Botanical Congress took place in 1867 in Paris, France was organized by Swiss botanist, Alphonse-Louis-Pierre-Pyrame de Candolle. Continue reading

Early Neoclassical Architecture Style Used in Europe

Neoclassical architecture spread from France and Britain and into the Americas after 1750, a decorative excess of the Rococo style. Continue reading

Christine de Pisan

Christine de Pisan was the first professional female author, as a means to support three children following the death of her courtier husband in 1389. Continue reading

Marc Sautet Organized Philosophy Cafés

Philosopher, Marc Sautet organized regular philosophy discussion groups at the philosophy café or Café des Phares Continue reading