Bell Telephone Laboratories invents the Transistor and changed the world

At the Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, USA, the first demonstration of a transistor took place on June 30th 1948. Continue reading

Title: Grapefruit plantation was established in 1809

In what is now the state of Florida, USA, Odette Philippe, a French military surgeon, established a grapefruit plantation in 1809. 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

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Isambard Kingdom Brunel FRS (/ˈɪzəmˌbɑːd bruːˈnɛl/; 9 April 1806 – 15 September 1859), was an English mechanical and civil engineer who is considered “one of the most ingenious and prolific figures in engineering history”, “one of the 19th century engineering giants”, and “one of the greatest figures of the Industrial Revolution, [who] changed the face of the English landscape with his groundbreaking designs and ingenious constructions”. Continue reading

Comic strip in a daily newspaper

Chicago American daily newspaper in 1904, printed a comic strip in black and white, called “A. Piker Clerk,” by Claire Briggs, an artist and author. Continue reading

Transatlantic steamboat service

the SS Great Western and the Sirius, began the transatlantic steamboat service, both of which arrived in New York, NY, USA on April 23, 1838. Continue reading

On-line course of study

The Western Behavioural Sciences Institute’s School of Management and Strategic Studies in San Diego, CA, USA, offered in 1981, an on-line course of study. Continue reading

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (Italian: [leoˈnardo di ˌsɛr ˈpjɛːro da (v)ˈvintʃi] ( listen); 15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519), more commonly Leonardo da Vinci or simply Leonardo, was an Italian polymath whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography. Continue reading

Rocket to reach outer space was a two-stage rocket

German V-2 captured by American forces during World War II, Studied by a team of German and American scientists under Dr. Wernher von Braun. Continue reading

Cigarette-rolling machine was patented

James A. Bonsack in 1881, patented in the USA, his Cigarette-rolling machine. Continue reading