WORLDKINGS - On This Day – March 11, 2019 - The Daily Courant, England's first national daily newspaper is published for the first time, in 1702
(Worldkings.org) The Daily Courant, initially published on 11 March 1702, was the first British daily newspaper. It was produced by Elizabeth Mallet at her premises next to the King's Arms tavern at Fleet Bridge in London.
(Worldkings.org) "We Are the World" is a charity single originally recorded by the supergroup United Support of Artists (USA) for Africa in 1985. It was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie and produced by Quincy Jones for the album We Are the World. With sales in excess of 20 million copies, it is one of fewer than 30 retail singles to have sold at least 10 million copies worldwide.
WORLDKINGS - On This Day – March 06, 2019 – Dmitri Mendeleev presents the first periodic table to the Russian Chemical Society, in 1869
(Worldkings.org) The periodic table, also known as the periodic table of elements, is a tabular display of the chemical elements, which are arranged by atomic number, electron configuration, and recurring chemical properties. The structure of the table shows periodic trends.
WORLDKINGS - On This Day – March 05, 2019 – George Westinghouse Jr received a patent for air brake, in 1872.
(Worldkings.org) In 1872, George Westinghouse Jr., received a U.S. patent for his “Improvement in Steam-Air Brakes” (No.124,405) for use on railroads.
WORLDKINGS - On This Day – February 05, 2019 - The Royal Greenwich Observatory begins broadcasting the hourly time signals known as the Greenwich Time Signal, in 1924.
(Worldkings.org) The Greenwich Time Signal (GTS), popularly known as the pips, is a series of six short tones broadcast at one-second intervals by many BBC Radio stations. The pips were introduced in 1924 and have been generated by the BBC since 1990 to mark the precise start of each hour. Their utility in calibration is diminishing as digital broadcasting entails time lags.
(Worldkings.org) On this day in 1861, Abraham Lincoln becomes the 16th president of the United States. In his inauguration speechLincoln extended an olive branch to the South, but also made it clear that he intended to enforce federal laws in the states that seceded.
(Worldkings.org) Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City. It was founded in 1923 and originally run by Henry Luce. A European edition (Time Europe, formerly known as Time Atlantic) is published in London and also covers the Middle East, Africa, and, since 2003, Latin America. An Asian edition (Time Asia) is based in Hong Kong. The South Pacific edition, which covers Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands, is based in Sydney. In December 2008, Time discontinued publishing a Canadian advertiser edition.
WORLDKINGS - On This Day – March 01, 2019 - Yellowstone National Park is established as the world's first national park, in 1872
(Worldkings.org) Yellowstone National Park is an American national park located in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. It was established by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872. Yellowstone was the first national park in the U.S. and is also widely held to be the first national park in the world. The park is known for its wildlife and its many geothermal features, especially Old Faithful geyser, one of its most popular features. It has many types of ecosystems, but the subalpine forest is the most abundant. It is part of the South Central Rockies forests ecoregion.
(Worldkings.org) On this day in 1862, the U.S. Congress passes the Legal Tender Act, authorizing the use of paper notes to pay the government’s bills. This ended the long-standing policy of using only gold or silver in transactions, and it allowed the government to finance the enormously costly Civil War long after its gold and silver reserves were depleted.
WORLDKINGS - On This Day – February 22, 2019 – In Roslin, Midlothian, British scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly has been successfully cloned, in 1997
(Worldkings.org) Dolly (5 July 1996 – 14 February 2003) was a female domestic sheep, and the first mammal cloned from an adult somatic cell, using the process of nuclear transfer.