First International Congress of Archivists Meeting

The International Council on Archives, (which was founded in 1948), hosted the International Congress of Archivists held in Paris, France, in 1950. Continue reading

Sarah Bernhardt

Sarah Bernhardt (French: [sa.ʁa bɛʁ.nɑʁt]; 22 or 23 October 1844 – 26 March 1923) was a French stage actress who starred in some of the most popular French plays of the late 19th and early 20th century, including La Dame Aux Camelias by Alexandre Dumas, fils, Ruy Blas by Victor Hugo, Fédora and La Tosca by Victorien Sardou, and L’Aiglon by Edmond Rostand. She also played male roles, including Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Continue reading

International Sensation, Sarah Bernhardt

Sarah Bernhardt (born Henriette-Rosine Bernard), became an International Celebrity Actress. Continue reading

The Striptease, invented by the French – Paris

Thats right folks, the Striptease of record took place on March 13th 1894, at the Divan Fayouau in Paris, France. Continue reading

International Balloon Racing

The James Gordon Bennett Race, was the first International Balloon Race. It was inaugurated in Paris, France, in 1906. Continue reading

Reinforced concrete house built in Paris, France

Francois Coignet embedded wrought-iron, I-beams, into the concrete of the roof and the floors of a house he built in Paris, France, in 1862. Continue reading

Jean-Eugène Robert – AKA Robert-Houdin

Master of magic Robert-Houdin was born Jean-Eugène Robert in Blois, France, on 7 December 1805—a day after his autobiography said he was. Continue reading

Magician to use electricity in his act

Beginning in 1845, Jean-Eugene Robert-Houdin (Magician) of Blois, France started using electricity in his act, preforming in Paris theatres, baffling audiences with brilliant sleight-of-hand tricks. Continue reading

Marie Curie

Marie Skłodowska Curie (/ˈkjʊri, kjʊˈriː/;[2] French: [kyʁi]; Polish: [kʲiˈri]; 7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934), born Maria Salomea Skłodowska ([ˈmarja salɔˈmɛa skwɔˈdɔfska]), was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. Continue reading

James Gordon Bennett Jr.

James Gordon Bennett Jr. (May 10, 1841 – May 14, 1918) was publisher of the New York Herald, founded by his father, James Gordon Bennett Sr., who emigrated from Scotland. Continue reading