The First Great Emu War: In 1932, the government of Australia declared war on emus because of the damage they were causing to agricultural crops. The military was called in to try to keep the emu population under control; however, the emus proved to be both too quick and too intelligent for the soldiers. The Australian armed forces were victorious in the conflict but ultimately came out on top.
It was a woman who created the very first computer programme. It is generally agreed that Ada Lovelace, a British mathematician and writer, was the world’s first person to create computer code. She invented an algorithm for computing Bernoulli numbers and included it in a set of notes that she made in the 1840s on Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine, which was a concept for a mechanical computer. These notes were published.
Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte Was Once Defended Against an Onslaught of Rabbits. The hunting team that was commanded by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1807 came across a colony of rabbits when they were out in the field. The rabbits did not flee when they saw Napoleon and his troops approaching; rather, they flocked towards them, which led to the unusual spectacle of Napoleon brandishing his sword at the bunnies. Napoleon was the Emperor of France at the time.
The Oldest Board Game in the Whole Wide World: It is believed that the board game Senet, which dates back to roughly 3100 BCE and originated in ancient Egypt, is the oldest board game in the world. On the board that was used for the game, there were 30 squares, and there were 10 different game pieces.
The Very First Surgical Procedure Ever Documented: The earliest surgery that was ever documented as having been conducted surgically took place in ancient Egypt approximately 2750 BCE. Trepanation was the name given to the procedure, which consisted of drilling a hole in the patient’s skull for the purpose of relieving pressure or removing bone fragments.
The First Known Photograph of an Individual: Louis Daguerre took what is considered to be the earliest image of a human in the year 1838. The picture captures a man in the middle of a crowded Parisian street having his shoes cleaned.
Where Did We Get the Term “Robot,” Anyway? The origin of the term “robot” may be traced back to the Czech word “robota,” which means “forced labour.” It was in Karel apek’s play “R.U.R.” from 1920 that the term “robot” was first used to refer to artificial people that had been manufactured for the purpose of performing physical work.
The Very First Female Physician: In 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell, a physician from the United Kingdom, became the first woman to practise medicine in the United States. She was instrumental in the establishment of women’s medical education and was the founder of the New York Infirmary for Women and Children, which provides care for both women and children.
The Very First Person to Fly in an Airplane: A Frenchman called Jules Védrines is credited with becoming the first person to ride as a passenger in an aeroplane. He did it in 1910, on a biplane. In addition to his other accomplishments, he was a well-known aviator in his own right and is credited with setting a number of flying records.
The Great Molasses Flood: In 1919, a storage tank in Boston that was carrying 2.3 million gallons of molasses collapsed, resulting in a flood of molasses that rushed through the streets. This event is known as “The Great Molasses Flood.” It is believed that the tsunami of molasses was 25 feet high and proceeded at a pace of 35 miles per hour; it was responsible for the deaths of 21 individuals and injuries to another 150.
There was a close call with the first manned moon landing. During the Apollo 11 mission, the engine of the Lunar Module that was designed to carry the astronauts off the surface of the moon came dangerously close to failing to function. It is possible that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin might not have been able to return to Earth if it hadn’t happened.
First Woman to Hold That Position In 1960, Sirimavo Bandaranaike of Sri Lanka became the first woman to ever hold the position of prime minister anywhere in the world. Throughout her tenure, she held the position of prime minister three times and is well known for her work advocating for the rights of women and decreasing poverty in Sri Lanka.
The First Computer Pointing Device: Douglas Engelbart is credited with the invention of the first computer mouse in 1964. It was constructed out of wood and included two wheels that moved around the ground.
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