Fokine Created Ballet with Coordinated Movement

Russian ballet choreographer Mikhail Mikhaylovich Fokine coordinating movement, music, theme, setting, and costumes Continue reading

Dutch Pentathlete Francina Blankers-Koen

Dutch track-and-field star, Francina Blankers-Koen of Amsterdam, the Netherlands set a modern pentathlon record of 4,692 points. Continue reading

Sveinn Björnsson Elected First President of Iceland

Denmark Minister, Sveinn Björnsson, was elected the first President of Iceland upon Iceland’s Declaration of Independence from Denmark Continue reading

Invention of Vending Machines

John Glas Sandeman and Percival Everitt of London, England invented vending machines and obtained a U.S. patent on July 28, 1885. Continue reading

Dictionary of Chemistry Was Published

William Nicholson, English chemist and inventor completed the Dictionary of Chemistry in 1795, Continue reading

Philipp Melanchthon

Philip Melanchthon (born Philipp Schwartzerdt; 16 February 1497 – 19 April 1560) was a German Lutheran reformer, collaborator with Martin Luther, the first systematic theologian of the Protestant Reformation, intellectual leader of the Lutheran Reformation, and an influential designer of educational systems. He stands next to Luther and John Calvin as a reformer, theologian, and moulder of Protestantism. 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

Hebrew Language Was Revived for Modern Usage

Hebrew, the national language of the state of Israel was revived for modern use as daily speech following the Jewish Babylonian exile circa 586 BCE, and adopted as the official language of Israel in 1948. Continue reading

Duke of Saxony Opened Public Schools

Maurice, Duke of Saxony, opened three public schools on his lands in 1543. Continue reading