The Red Cross – the begining

The first international medical relief organization was the Red Cross, technically formed at the Geneva Convention of 1864 and the Red Cross still has headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Continue reading

Humane Treatment of Soldiers and Civilians in Wartime – AKA Geneva Conventions

International agreements on the Humane Treatment of Soldiers and Civilians in Wartime were signed at the first Convention Continue reading

Nobel Prize for Peace

Nobel Prize for Peace in 1901

Nobel Prize split equally between both Jean-Henri Dunant and Frederic Passy. Continue reading

Switzerland electrifies rail system

In 2000, Switzerland became the first country to have a fully electrified rail system, with less than 0.4 percent powered by other energy sources. Continue reading

Nonstop circumnavigation of the world by balloon

Bertrand Piccard, a Swiss psychiatrist, and Brian Jones, an English ballooning instructor, accomplished a nonstop circumnavigation of the world in a balloon in 1999. Continue reading

Illustrations in Human Anatomy Treatise

Human anatomy treatise with illustrations was published in Basel, Switzerland, in 1543 De humani corporis fabrica (On the Human’s Bodily Works). Continue reading

International Postal Congress Held in Switzerland

International postal congress met on September 15, 1874, in Bern, Switzerland attended by 22 state representatives Continue reading

First International Botanical Congress Held

International Botanical Congress took place in 1867 in Paris, France was organized by Swiss botanist, Alphonse-Louis-Pierre-Pyrame de Candolle. Continue reading

Hydra Display Regenerative Powers

Swiss naturalist Abraham Trembley proved organism regeneration by observing freshwater hydra, Chlorohydra viridissima, in the 18th century. 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