Topiary Gardens in Rome

Durin the 1st Century, in Rome, Topiary Gardens began appearing. According to Pliny the Elder (historian and scientist) a Topiary Garden (known in latin as Romora Tonsilis) is the Art of Shaping Shrubs and/or Hedges. Continue reading

Royal Canadian Mounted Police cross Northwest Passage

Technically the ship named St. Rich (RCMP's patrol ship) was the second ship to cross the Northwest Passage, but in 1942 the St. Roch was the first to cross it, west to east. Continue reading

New Zealand Nuclear-Free Zone

New Zealand in 1984 established a National Nuclear-Free Zone. Continue reading

First Sports Arena Disaster on Record

During the reign of Emperor Antonius Pius (138-161 CE), Roman records claim that in 150 CE, the Circus Maximus collapsed during a gladiatorial event, killing some 1,162. Continue reading

Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment

Michelangelo's The Last Judgment, was painted in a fresco on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican in Rome, Italy. Continue reading

Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlöf, first Woman to receive Nobel Prize in Literature

First Woman presented the Nobel Prize in Literature was in 1909
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Fuel Cells for Cars Invented in Canada

Ballard Power Systems of Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada, invented a fuel cell that was practical and was used in the manufacture of a fuel cell car made by Daimler Chrysler. Continue reading

Cultivation of the Pineapple

In the beginning of the 1st Century there is evidence of Pineapple Cultivation around the Caribbean Islands and the northern Coast of South America. Continue reading

Amelia Earhart

Amelia Mary Earhart (July 24, 1897 – disappeared July 2, 1937) was an American aviation pioneer and author. Continue reading

Trade during the Han dynasty

China and Southeast Asia initiated trade, during the Han dynasty, circa 100 CE. (Northern part of what is now Vietnam) Continue reading