Nightingale Training School for Nurses

Florence Nightingale founded the Nightingale Training School for Nurses at St. Thomas's Hospital in London, England on June 1860. Continue reading

First Professional Female Ballerina

Mlle. Lafontaine was the first professional ballerina to appear in Jean-Baptiste Lully's Le Triomphe de l'amour (The Triumph of Love) at the Paris Opera in 1681. Continue reading

First Roman Barbers

Ancient Romans organized professional barber guilds in 303 BCE. Continue reading

St-Odoric de Pordenone

Odoric of Pordenone, OFM (1286–1331), also known as Odorico Mattiussi or Mattiuzzi, was an Italian late-medieval Franciscan friar and missionary explorer. Continue reading

Professional Caterers

St. Odoric de Pordenone observed around 1300 while visiting a Franciscan friar in Zhengzhou, China. Continue reading

Louis XIV – King of France

Louis XIV (5 September 1638 - 1 September 1715), known as Louis the Great (Louis le Grand) or the Sun King (le Roi Soleil), was a monarch of the House of Bourbon who reigned as King of France from 1643 until his death in 1715. Continue reading

Dentists with professional credentials

In 1699, when King Louis XIV authorized the College of Surgeons admit dentistry students to take a two-year course in the mouth surgery and tooth restoration. Continue reading

First woman hockey player – She is a Canadian

For What It's Worth's opinion is that not only is hockey a Canadian Sport, but us Canadians make the best hockey players like the great one, Gretzky and Rocket Rochere, but the fact that we created a great woman hockey player too blows my mind. Continue reading