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

First World Zionist Congress Held in Switzerland

World Zionist Congress was held in August 1897 in Basel, Switzerland. Continue reading

Marc Sautet Organized Philosophy Cafés

Philosopher, Marc Sautet organized regular philosophy discussion groups at the philosophy café or Café des Phares Continue reading