Patent for a Steam Forge Hammer

Inventor James Nasmyth of Manchester, England, applied for a patent (in 1842) for a Steam Forge Hammer. As they say "Inventions / innovations are born out of nessecity"… Continue reading

William Henry “Bill” Gates III

William Henry "Bill" Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, investor, author, and philanthropist. Continue reading

Hero of Alexandria

Hero of Alexandria (Greek: Ἥρων[1] ὁ Ἀλεξανδρεύς, Heron ho Alexandreus; also known as Heron of Alexandria; c. 10 AD – c. 70 AD) was a Greek mathematician and engineer who was active in his native city of Alexandria, Roman Egypt. Continue reading

Vending machines before Jesus’s birth really

Hero of Alexandria described a Vending machine circa 100 BCE. Continue reading

Trade during the Han dynasty

China and Southeast Asia initiated trade, during the Han dynasty, circa 100 CE. (Northern part of what is now Vietnam) Continue reading

Hostels for Pilgrims

The first hostels for pilgrims were in operation in Israel for Jewish men who would make their 3 times a year pilgrimage to the Beit ha-Mikdash (a Temple in Jerusalem). Continue reading

Beaver Skins shipped from Canada, arrived in Old World

Beaver skins that hunters collected in Canada began shipping them back to the Old World. Continue reading

Free trade for North America … Really?

On December 17th 1992, a free trade agreement called NAFTA (aka. North American Free Trade Agreement) was signed by Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, United States President George W. Bush and Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari. Continue reading

Businessman worth US$100 billion

William Henry "Bill" Gates III, chairman and co-founder of the Microsoft Corporation, (a software development company) in Redmond, WA, USA, worth slightly more than US$100 billion in April 1999, according to the international business magazine Forbes Global. Continue reading

Ronald McDonald comes to Canada

Get this, Canada was the first country outside the USA, to have a McDonalds. Continue reading