Stainless steel was produced for the first time today in 1913. Credit goes to English metallurgist Harry Brearley. He discovered that adding chromium to molten iron produced a metal that did not rust. This gave new life to the steel industry. The efforts behind the discovery : Basic problem encountered by an arms manufacturer was […]Read More 13 August : The story of ‘Stainless steel’
Do you remember this ? Old memories… The Singer Sewing Machine It was the first user friendly sewing machine. American inventor and entrepreneur Isaac Merritt Singer, made important improvements in the design of the sewing machine and was the founder of the Singer Sewing Machine Company. Today in 1951, Isaac Singer was granted a patent for his […]Read More 12 Aug : Sewing was not so easy before
The Royal Greenwich Observatory or RGO foundation stone was laid today in london in 1675. It has two major contributions to the navigation system. 1. The line that divides the earth into two hemisphere, the Prime Meridian is at the Royal Greenwich Observatory or RGO. 2. The observatory gave us a standardised method of measuring […]Read More 10 Aug : Calculating time would not have been that easy
India owes her daughter Irom Chanu Sharmila, almost 16 years of her life. She finally had food after 15 years and 9 months. She was on hunger strike since November 2000. Her only demand against this hunger strike was to remove Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). Unfortunately, AFSPA still exists. Born in 1972, she […]Read More 9 Aug : Hunger Strike was not the right path ?
Nobody knew when they started constructing the tower that one day this tower would become world famous because of its faulty design. But it happened and today we all admire this beautiful tower. It’s the Leaning tower of Pisa. The structure was designed by Italian architect Bonnano Pisano. It took almost 200 years to build this […]Read More 9 Aug : Why “Leaning” Tower of Pisa ?
‘Gurudev’, that’s what the world calls him. He died today in 1941. Rabindranath Tagore, a writer, poet, musician and painter, is known for his noble prize winning creation ‘Gitanjali’, a collection of Bengali poems. He wrote his first poem at the age of 7. When he was 19, his first collection of poems ‘Bhanusimha’ was […]Read More 7 Aug : End of a Poetic Centenary
Digital age is flourishing and thanks to Tim Berners Lee, the man behind the thought of Internet. Today is a special day in Internet history as World Wide Web (www) was brought to the world 25 years ago, in 1991. The world’s first website went live to the public. The site, created by Sir Tim […]Read More 6 Aug : Birth of the internet 25 years ago
Can you imagine a day on roads without Traffic lights. What a chaos it can be! But the scene today is completely ordered as electric traffic lights were put in place 102 years ago. It was today in 1914 when world’s first electric traffic signal was installed in Cleveland, Ohio. Based on a design by James Hoge, […]Read More 5 Aug : First Electric Traffic Light on road
Sounds weird but its true ! A leather manufacturing company ‘Tandy Leathers’ bought to the world, one of the earliest mass produced personal computers. Tandy Corporation teamed up with Radio Shack to release the TRS-80 Micro Computer System. T = Tandy, R = Radio Shacks, 80 = Z-80 microprocessor It was sold for $600, a hefty […]Read More 3 Aug : When leather manufacturing company sold computers
The Tower Subway is a tunnel beneath the River Thames in central London, between Tower Hill on the north side of the river and Vine Lane on the south. The world’s first underground tube railway, opened in London today in 1894. The opening of the toll-free Tower Bridge in 1894 caused a drop in income […]Read More 2 Aug : World’s first underground tube railway opened