Pineapples in the Old World

Pineapples were brought back to Spain by Christopher Columbus's Crew. Continue reading

Shmuel Yosef Agnon, first Middle Easterner to receive Nobel Prize in Literature

First Middle East presented the Nobel Prize in Literature was in 1966
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An Aboriginal Woman becomes Ambassador to Arctic Region

Mary May Simon, Inuit Activist, was appointed Canada's first Ambassador of Circumpolar Affairs, on October 31st, 1994. Continue reading

Jean-Henri Dunant

Dunant was born in Geneva, Switzerland, the first son of businessman Jean-Jacques Dunant and Antoinette Dunant-Colladon. Continue reading

Automobile fueled by methanol was the Chevrolet Lumina

Chevrolet Lumina Variable Fuel Vehicle, manufactured by General Motors of Detroit, Continue reading

Horses in the New World

Christopher Columbus during his second voyage introduced Twenty horses, to the New World (he started with 34 stallions and mares when he left Spain). Continue reading

Clouds and Darkness will not stop Radarsat 1

The Canadian Space Agency launched Radarsat 1 on November 4th 1995 from NASA's western range facility in California, USA. Continue reading

Guelph, Ontario, Canada a cashless community experiment

In September 1997 an experiment of a cashless community began by Mondex Canada, a subsidiary of Mondex International who had introduced this concept to England 2 years earlier. Continue reading

First Landscape in Art

Landscape first appeared in Sumerian art circa 2300 BCE, Continue reading

Sail Across-the-ocean race

Across-the-ocean race was held in 1866 from Sandy Hook, CT, USA, to Cowes, Isle of Wight, England, with the sponsorship of the New York Yacht Club. Continue reading