First Benoist Airboat Airliner Flights in Florida

Benoist Airboat No. 43 airliner flew weekday flights between Tampa and St. Petersburg, FL, USA from January 1 to March 21, 1914. Continue reading

Woman Smoking in Cigarette Ad

A woman smoking appear in a cigarette ad in the Southern Tobacco Journal, Richmond, VA, USA, in 1897. It was scandalous for the time period. Continue reading

Galileo Observed the Universe with Powerful Telescope

Galileo Galilei examined the night sky with a high powered telescope with sufficient resolving power for astronomical observation in Padua, Italy in 1609. Continue reading

French Freighter Used a Cooling Unit

The French refrigerated freighter Frigorifique was outfitted with a cooling unit designed by Charles Teller in 1877. Continue reading

Kwame Nkrumah

Kwame Nkrumah PC (21 September 1909 – 27 April 1972) was a Ghanaian politician and revolutionary. Continue reading

Establishment of Epicurean Lifestyle

Epicurus of Samos advocated the Epicurean lifestyle: living a simple, retiring life of serene moderation and reasonableness. Continue reading

Caliph Muawiyah I Founded the Umayyad dynasty

Caliph Muawiyah I founded the Muslim Umayyad Dynasty in 661 in Damascus, Syria. Continue reading

First Commercial Typewriter

A Copenhagen company marketed the first commercial typewriter Skrive kugle by Danish inventor, Rasmus Malling-Hansen in October 1870. Continue reading

Poetic Tales of Joseph of Arimathea

There are many tales of Joseph of Arimathea, keeper of the Holy Grail a Samarian who Jesus entrusted with the cup used at the Last Supper. Continue reading

British Copper Coins

The British government issued milled copper coins stamped with the image of Britannia in London, England in 1672. Continue reading