[WORLDKINGS] On this day - June 23, 2023 – The 155th anniversary of Christopher Latham Sholes patenting the typewriter (1868)
(Worldkings.org) American inventor Christopher Latham Sholes invented the first practical typewriter and is responsible for the QWERTY keyboard layout that is still used today.
[Worldkings] Top 50 creative minds in the world (P. 07) Billie Eilish (USA): 'Songwriting prodigy' creates addictive breakthrough music
(Worldkings.org) Billie Eilish is one of the most successful artists in the music industry today. Often considered a prodigy, starting out writing and composing music at an early age, Eilish has grown and become an international pop star in a remarkably short time.
[Worldkings] Top 50 creative minds in the world (P. 02) Christopher Nolan (UK): The genius director creating blockbuster masterpieces that “hack the viewers’ brain”
(Worldkings.org) Christopher Edward Nolan CBE is a British-American filmmaker. Known for his Hollywood blockbusters with complex storytelling, Nolan is considered a leading filmmaker of the 21st century.
WORLDKINGS - On this Day - April 30, 2022 - 1st practical typewriter finished by Italian Pellegrini Turri
(Worldkings.org) A typewriter is a mechanical or electromechanical machine for writing characters similar to those produced by printer's movable type.
WORLDKINGS - Worldkings News - America Records Institute (AMRI) – José Martí Memorial: World's largest monument to a writer
(Worldkings.org) Housed on the ground floor of the tower which overlooks the city, the memorial features two rooms of correspondence, writings and items from the life of José Martí and displays relating his life story.
(Worldkings.org) Although not much is known about the machine, some of the letters written on it by the countess have survived.
[WORLDKINGS] Journey to seek extraordinary record holders around the world (P.97) - Joseph Rykwert (USA): Prestigious architectural critic, historian and writer.
(WorldKings.org) Architectural critic, historian and writer Joseph Rykwert, has been named as the recipient of the 2014 RIBA Royal Gold Medal, one of the world’s most prestigious architecture awards. Given in recognition of a lifetime’s work, the Royal Gold Medal is approved personally by the Queen and is presented to a person or group of people who have had a significant influence on the advancement of architecture.
[WORLDKINGS] Journey to seek extraordinary record holders around the world (P.92) – Ida Lupino (USA): The first women to direct films noir in Hollywood.
(WorldKings.org) Ida Lupino, (born February 4, 1918, London, England—died August 3, 1995, Burbank, California, U.S.), English-born American film and television actress, director, and screenwriter who first gained fame through her portrayals of strong, worldly-wise characters and went on to become one of the first women to direct films in Hollywood.
[WORLDKINGS] Journey to seek extraordinary record holders around the world (P.89) – Rachel Carson (USA): Nature writer, who work pointed out the dangers of chemical pesticides.
(WorldKings.org) A marine biologist and nature writer, Rachel Carson catalyzed the global environmental movement with her 1962 book Silent Spring. Outlining the dangers of chemical pesticides, the book led to a nationwide ban on DDT and other pesticides and sparked the movement that ultimately led to the creation of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
[WORLDKINGS] Journey to seek extraordinary record holders around the world (P.80) - Ursula K.Le Guin (USA): The author that proved quantity is as equal as quality.
(WorldKings.org) Ursula Kroeber Le Guin (1929-2018) was a celebrated and beloved author of 21 novels, 11 volumes of short stories, four collections of essays, 12 children’s books, six volumes of poetry and four of translation.