International Balloon Racing

The James Gordon Bennett Race, was the first International Balloon Race. It was inaugurated in Paris, France, in 1906. Continue reading

Marie Curie

Marie Skłodowska Curie (/ˈkjʊri, kjʊˈriː/;[2] French: [kyʁi]; Polish: [kʲiˈri]; 7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934), born Maria Salomea Skłodowska ([ˈmarja salɔˈmɛa skwɔˈdɔfska]), was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. Continue reading

James Gordon Bennett Jr.

James Gordon Bennett Jr. (May 10, 1841 – May 14, 1918) was publisher of the New York Herald, founded by his father, James Gordon Bennett Sr., who emigrated from Scotland. Continue reading

Woman appointed to the faculty of a French university

Physicist Marie Curie (born Maria Sklodowska in Warsaw, Poland) on May 13, 1906, she was appointed to the faculty of a French university to fill the professorship Continue reading

Theodore Roosevelt, first American to receive Nobel Prize for Peace

First American presented the Nobel Peace Prize was in 1906
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President Tomas Estrada Palma of Cuba

Tomas Estrada Palma was elected President of Cuba in 1902 between the two American occupations in 1899-1901 and 1906-09. Continue reading

Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier

Joseph-Michel Montgolfier (26 August 1740 – 26 June 1810) and Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier (6 January 1745 – 2 August 1799) were paper manufacturers from Annonay, in Ardèche, France best known as inventors of the Montgolfière-style hot air balloon, globe aérostatique. Continue reading