George Eastman

George Eastman (July 12, 1854 – March 14, 1932) was an American entrepreneur who founded the Eastman Kodak Company and popularized the use of roll film, helping to bring photography to the mainstream. Continue reading

Jean-Eugène Robert – AKA Robert-Houdin

Master of magic Robert-Houdin was born Jean-Eugène Robert in Blois, France, on 7 December 1805—a day after his autobiography said he was. Continue reading

Magician to use electricity in his act

Beginning in 1845, Jean-Eugene Robert-Houdin (Magician) of Blois, France started using electricity in his act, preforming in Paris theatres, baffling audiences with brilliant sleight-of-hand tricks. Continue reading

Endoscope to see deeper into bodily orifices

Pierre Segalas invented an endoscope in 1827, which allowed physicians to see deeper into bodily orifices, he called it a speculum. 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

Théophraste Renaudot

Théophraste Renaudot (1586 – 25 October 1653) was a French physician, philanthropist, and journalist. Mark Tungate has termed him the "first French journalist" and the "inventor of the personal ad". 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

Free dispensary for the poor

Paris, France in 1635, physician to King Louis XIII and a journalist by the name of Theophraste Renaudot, opened the first free dispensary for the poor and also became the first director of it too. Continue reading

Henri Becquerel

Antoine Henri Becquerel (15 December 1852 – 25 August 1908) was a French physicist, Nobel laureate, and the first person to discover evidence of radioactivity. Continue reading