First Sports Arena Disaster on Record

During the reign of Emperor Antonius Pius (138-161 CE), Roman records claim that in 150 CE, the Circus Maximus collapsed during a gladiatorial event, killing some 1,162. Continue reading

Cryogenics Outlawed in British Columbia, Canada

We have all seen it in movies, freeze the dead and hope in the future they can thaw and cure what ails them. Continue reading

Plague Outbreak: The Plague of Justinian

The Plague of Justinian was documented to have originated in Egypt, during the early years of the 6th Century and arrived in the Eastern Roman Capital of Constantinople (Modern day Istanbul, Turkey) in 542 CE. Continue reading

Japan has 119 Epidemics over 400 years

In 552 CE, Japan experienced an epidemic, most likely Smallpox, a very contagious disease. Continue reading

Plague of Antoninus Epidemic Spreads Across Europe

The worst European smallpox epidemic was the Plague of Antoninus Continue reading

Ancient Persian King Built First Mausoleum Tomb

Persian satrap King Mausolus of Caria, Turkey completed the first mausoleum tomb in 354 BCE. Continue reading

Ancient Persian King Built First Mausoleum Tomb

Persian satrap King Mausolus of Caria, Turkey completed the first mausoleum tomb in 354 BCE. Continue reading

First Automobile Accident in England

Bridget Driscoll was the first pedestrian on record killed by an automobile driven by Arthur Edsell. Continue reading

Assisted Suicide Law Passed

The assisted suicide law passed by voters in Oregon, USA, in 1994 Continue reading

First Airplane Accident in Virginia

The first airplane accident occurred on September 17, 1908, at Fort Myer, Arlington Heights, VA, USA Continue reading