Early Romans Used Serving Forks

Ancient Romans used a serving fork with two tines. Continue reading

Repatriation of African Slaves

The repatriation of freed African slaves back to Africa began in 1787 sailing from Portsmouth, England when they returned to Sierra Leone, Africa Continue reading

Construction of the German Autobahn

The German autobahn, a nationwide highway system with limited-access expressways was constructed beginning in 1921. Continue reading

Adoption of Global Treaty on Sea Fishing Regulation

United Nations Conference on Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks adopted a global treaty to regulate fishing Continue reading

St. Anthony of Egypt

St. Anthony of Egypt, a Christian monk from circa 286 CE to 305 lived alone on the mountain Pispir (now called Dayr al-Maymun) in the Egyptian desert, Continue reading

Dutch Pentathlete Francina Blankers-Koen

Dutch track-and-field star, Francina Blankers-Koen of Amsterdam, the Netherlands set a modern pentathlon record of 4,692 points. Continue reading

Wales Instigated the First Environmental Lawsuit

Swansea, Wales mounted the first environmental lawsuit in 1832 claiming that slag and fumes were destroying the land near the copperworks. Continue reading

Ocean-Mapping Satellite Launched

The ocean-mapping satellite was Seasat 1, launched by the United States on June 26, 1978. Continue reading

Japanese First Used Ironclad Vessels in War

Ironclad naval vessels were first used during the invasion of Korea by the Japanese warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1592. Continue reading

Superman Comic Book Published

Jerry Siegel and artist Joseph Shuster, were American high school students in Cleveland, OH, USA Continue reading