Ragnar Frisch and Jan Tinbergen, first persons to receive Nobel Prize in Economics

First persons presented with the Nobel Prize in Economics was in 1969
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10 year old boy wins Gold at the Olympic Games

At the Paris, France Olympic Games a 10 year old boy was substituted for an adult in the Coxswain position due to his lighter weight. Continue reading

Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1901

Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Jr. was a Dutch physical chemist. Continue reading

Eppo Numan, Transatlantic flight

Eppo Numan piloted a transatlantic flight on an ultralight airplane. Continue reading

International Law Text On the Law of War and Peace

Dutch jurist Hugo Grotius wrote the international law document De Jure Belli ac Pacis (On the Law of War and Peace) in Paris in 1625. 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

Francina Blankers-Koen Won Four Gold Medals at Olympics

Female track and field athlete, Francina Blankers-Koen of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, won four gold medals at the 1948 Olympic Games in London, England. Continue reading

Spain Built a Military Hospital

The first military hospital was built by the Spanish at Mechelen in Brabant (now Malines, Belgium) during Spain's campaign Continue reading

Invention of the Leyden Jar

German Ewald Georg von Kleist, invented an electricity storage device called the Leyden jar (Leiden), in 1745. Continue reading

Courante English Newspaper Printed in Amsterdam

The first English language newspaper Courante was printed in Amsterdam, Holland, yet covered Italy and Germany. Continue reading