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Neil Armstrong – first man on the moon

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong was a NASA astronaut and the first man on the moon or, more accurately, the first man to set foot on the moon. He was also an accomplished test pilot and a figure so large in American and world history that you can bet many generations from now people will still be talking about him, as well as ... Read More »

How Microwave Oven was invented

microwave oven

Microwave ovens have become an essential part of our homes.  Did you ever wonder how this easy and quick way of cooking started? The microwave oven did not come about as a result of someone trying to find a better, faster way to cook. During World War II, Dr. Spencer noticed something very unusual. He was testing a new vacuum ... Read More »

Hanging Gardens of Babylon

hanging gardens of babylon

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one whose location has not been definitely established. Fruits and flowers, Waterfalls, Gardens hanging from the palace terraces / Exotic animals, This is the picture of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon in most people’s minds. It may be surprising to know that ... Read More »

Ferdinand Magellan-the first to sail round the world

Ferdinand Magellan

Ferdinand Magellan was a Portuguese explorer who became known for having organised the expedition that resulted in the first circumnavigation of the Earth completed by Juan Sebastian Elcano. Magellan’s expedition of 1519–1522 became the first expedition to sail from the Atlantic Ocean into the Pacific Ocean, and the first to cross the Pacific. His expedition completed the first circumnavigation of ... Read More »

Antonov An-225 – world’s longest airplane

Antonov An-225 world's longest airplane

On December 21, 1981 the world’s longest airplane made it’s maiden flight. The An-225, which is built by the Russian company Antonov, was manufactured to carry the Buran orbiter, Russia’s version of the Space Shuttle. The An-225 holds over 200 records, including the world’s longest airplane at 84 meters or 276 feet. It is powered by six turbofan engines and ... Read More »

Great Pyramid of Giza

pyramid of giza

The Great Pyramid of Giza (also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops) is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt. It is the one and only Wonder which does not require a description by early historians and poets. It is the one and ... Read More »

History of telephone Call

bells first telephone

Bell System engineers achieved the first voice transmission across the Atlantic, connecting Virginia and Paris briefly in 1915. A year later, they held the first two-way conversation with a ship at sea, and in 1926. The first two-way conversation across the Atlantic. On January 7, 1927, commercial telephone service (using radio) began between New York and London. Over the next several years, service ... Read More »

Takshashila – The world’s first University

Takshashila - worlds first university

The world’s first University was established in Takshashila in 700BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century BC was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education. The world’s first University Takshashila has a special place in the history ... Read More »

World’s largest and most powerful earthquake

chilean earthquake

The World’s largest and most powerful earthquake ever recorded, rating 9.5 on the moment magnitude scale occurred on May 22, 1960 near Valdivia, in southern Chile. It is referred to as the “Great Chilean Earthquake” and the “1960 Valdivia Earthquake”. Its resulting tsunami affected southern Chile, Hawaii, Japan, the Philippines, eastern New Zealand, southeast Australia, and the Aleutian Islands in ... Read More »

Father’s Day – full history

fathers day I Love You Daddy

Father’s Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Many countries celebrate it on the third Sunday of June, but it is also celebrated widely on other days. Father’s Day was created to complement Mother’s Day, a celebration that honors mothers and motherhood. Father’s Day was inaugurated in the United ... Read More »

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