Spain Built a Military Hospital

The first military hospital was built by the Spanish at Mechelen in Brabant (now Malines, Belgium) during Spain's campaign Continue reading

First Manned Glider Flight

The first manned glider flight took place in Wiltshire, England, in 1005 and chronicled by William of Malmesbury. Continue reading

Ginger Grows in the New World

The southeast asian spice, ginger (Zingiber officinale) was first shipped from Santiago in Hispaniola (Dominican Republic) to Spain Continue reading

Bartolome de Las Casas Published a Book on Human Rights and Slavery

Spanish priest Bartolome de Las Casas wrote a book on human rights and slavery in the New World titled Brevisirna relacion de la destruccion de las Indias (A Brief Report on the Destruction of the Indies) Continue reading

First Catholic Priest Ordained in Santo Domingo

Spanish-born Bartolome de Las Casas was the first Catholic priest ordained in the colony of Santo Domingo, Hispaniola in 1512 Continue reading

Invention of Euchre

The Euchre card game was developed from the Spanish game, triomphe played in the early 16th century. Continue reading

Vasco Nunez de Balboa

Vasco Núñez de Balboa (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈbasko ˈnuɲeθ ðe βalˈβo.a]; c. 1475 – around January 12–21, 1519) was a Spanish explorer, governor, and conquistador. Continue reading

First European Settlements in South America

Spanish explorer, Diego de Nicuesa founded the Nombre de Dios European settlement near Panama, South America settlement in 1510, Continue reading

John Calvin

John Calvin (/ˈkælvɪn/;[1] French: Jean Calvin [ʒɑ̃ kalvɛ̃]; born Jehan Cauvin; 10 July 1509 – 27 May 1564) was a French theologian, pastor and reformer in Geneva during the Protestant Reformation. Continue reading