International Airplane Racing

The first international airplane race was called the Bennett Trophy Race, Continue reading

Irving Langmuir, first Industrial Scientist to receive Nobel Prize in Chemistry

First Industrial Scientist presented the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was in 1932
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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

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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First Ballets Russes Performance

Ballets Russes performed in Paris at the Theatre du Chatelet on May 19, 1909 and founded by Russian impresario Serge Diaghilev. Continue reading

Theodor Herzl

Theodor Herzl (/ˈhɜːrtsəl, ˈhɛərtsəl/; German: [ˈhɛɐtsl̩]; Hebrew: תֵּאוֹדוֹר הֶרְצְל Te'odor Hertsel; Hungarian: Herzl Tivadar; Hebrew name given at his brit milah Binyamin Ze'ev (Hebrew: בִּנְיָמִין זְאֵב),[2] also known in Hebrew as חוֹזֵה הַמְדִינָה, Chozeh HaMedinah, lit. Continue reading

Tel Aviv Founded in 1909

Tel Aviv, the first Jewish city in Israel was founded in Palestine in 1909 by residents of the Jewish quarter of Jaffa, and incorporated in 1950, Continue reading

Wright Built First Military Aircraft

Wilbur and Orville Wright built the Wright military flyer of 1909 for the U.S. Army Signal Corps as an observation and signaling craft. Continue reading

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

First Woman Glider Pilot

On December 5, 1909, Florence Taylor of Australia made a short flight at Narrabeen Beach in New South Wales. Continue reading