Category: history

The fall and rise of Native North America

The story of Native North America – from its vast contribution to world culture, to the often taboo social problems of drinking, […]

10/11/2016. Category: history. Tags:

A brief history of wine and religion

‘Let us adore and drink!’ A brief history of wine and religion By Robert Fuller, Bradley University In a letter to the […]

09/15/2015. Category: history. Tags: ,

Twenty-First Century History

The third millennium actually started at about 21h00 on 31 December 2000, or even more correctly, on 31 December 1995. See the […]

02/04/2010. Category: history. Tags: , , , , ,

Twentieth Century History : 1975 – 1999

1975 South Vietnam surrenders to North Vietnamese Communists troops. Junko Tabei of Japan becomes first woman to reach Everest summit. Soviet Soyuz […]

02/04/2010. Category: history. Tags: , , , , ,

Twentieth Century History : 1950 – 1974

1950 Otis invents the passenger lift. Charles Schultz launches “Peanuts“. Mr Potato Head debuts. Diners Club issues the first credit card. Korean […]

02/04/2010. Category: history. Tags: , , , , ,

Twentieth Century History : 1925 – 1949

1925 Red double-decker buses enter service in London. In-flight movie offered by German airline. Walter P Chrysler founded vehicle company. Frisbee is […]

02/04/2010. Category: history. Tags: , , , , ,

Twentienth Century History : 1900 – 1924

1900 Escalator invented by Charles Seeberger. Paperclip patented by Norwegian Johann Vaaler. Loudspeaker invented by Horace Short. Charlotte Cooper becomes the first […]

02/04/2010. Category: history. Tags: , , , ,

The history of radio

Twenty years after the telephone was invented and music was first sent down a telephone line, Guglielmo Marconi sent radio signals. Marconi […]

02/04/2010. Category: history. Tags: , , , ,

Nineteenth Century History : 1875 – 1899

1875 Telephone invented (see 1876). Electric dental drill patented by George Green. Siegfried Marcus patents an internal combustion engine. While using paraffin […]

02/04/2010. Category: history. Tags: , , , , ,

Nineteenth Century History : 1850 – 1874

1850 Thomas Cook, one of the world’s first travel agencies is founded. Millard Fillmore becomes US President. Rabbits introduced to Australia and […]

02/04/2010. Category: history. Tags: , , , , ,

« Previous facts |