Trade during the Han dynasty

China and Southeast Asia initiated trade, during the Han dynasty, circa 100 CE. (Northern part of what is now Vietnam) Continue reading

Beaver Skins shipped from Canada, arrived in Old World

Beaver skins that hunters collected in Canada began shipping them back to the Old World. Continue reading

Free trade for North America … Really?

On December 17th 1992, a free trade agreement called NAFTA (aka. North American Free Trade Agreement) was signed by Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, United States President George W. Bush and Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari. Continue reading

Industrial Trade Show Held in Paris

Temple d'Industrie in Paris, France held the first industrial trade show on September 17, 1798. Continue reading

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

The treaty Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora on international trade in rare animals was adopted in 1973, Continue reading

England Enacted Nation Patent System

England passed the English Statute of Patents and Monopolies in 1623 granting inventors letters to patent until 1637. Continue reading

Women Traders at London Stock Exchange

The London Stock Exchange first allowed women on the trading floor in 1973. Continue reading

Chinese Commercial Ship Sails to Taiwan

A Chinese commercial ship sailed from China to the southern port Kaohsiung, Taiwan on April 19, 1997. Continue reading

Filippo Brunelleschi

Filippo Brunelleschi (Italian: [fiˈlippo brunelˈleski]; 1377 – April 15, 1446) was an Italian designer and a key figure in architecture, recognized to be the first modern engineer, planner and sole construction supervisor. He was one of the founding fathers of the Renaissance. Continue reading

Patent Issued for River Barge

In 1421, Filippo Brunelleschi, an architect from Florence Italy was granted a patent granting him a three-year manufacturing monopoly on his design for a river barge outfitted with a heavy-duty hoist. Continue reading