He’s been touted as the “Father of Science Fiction” and is the second most translated author of all time. Jules Verne, a French author who wrote more than 60 books, in addition to plays, short stories, and librettos, released one of his most famous works of art today in history, 150 years ago.
What if we told you that Columbus isn’t the only world explorer who deserves a holiday? This week in history marks the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook and his crew becoming the first Europeans to sail below the Antarctic Circle!
On February 25, 1948, Martin Luther King, Jr. was ordained a Baptist minister and became an assistant pastor at his father’s church in Atlanta, Georgia. As for how he helped organize the first African-American civil rights movement – you’ll have to keep reading and find out!
Abraham Lincoln is by far one of America’s most well-known presidents – and for good reason, since he managed to accomplish a great deal during his relatively short life! From being the 16th president of the United States to saving the Union during the Civil War, Abe Lincoln’s legacy continues to spark interest.
As technology continues to advance right before our very eyes, we often forget that before swiping and scrolling, there was tapping – and by tapping, we mean morse code! On January 6, 1838, Samuel Morse demonstrated the telegraph for the first time. In this post, we’ll discuss this revolutionary piece of technology.