Canada was home to the First Nations Métis, Inuits and other native peoples centuries before European explorers arrived. Around 1000 A.D., the Vikings became the first known Europeans to land in Canada, and Leif Eriksson and his followers came shortly after. The Vikings did not establish themselves
The first computer was designed by English mathematician Charles Babbage in the 1800s. He referred to it as an Analytical Engine, and although it was never built, its design became the framework for the design of modern computers.
Although it is believed that Native Americans first inhabited the land that is now Florida over 12,000 years ago, textual records regarding life in Florida did not begin until 1513 when Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon arrived on the territory. Florida was under the rule of Spain and Great Britai
The Sun formed 4.6 million years ago from a giant cloud of gas and dust known as a solar nebula, which collapsed under the weight of its own gravity to form a spinning disk. The majority of material contained within this disk was pulled towards the center, forming the Sun. The Sun has enough fuel to
The history of electronics began in the late 19th and early 20th centuries with technological improvements within the telegraph, radio and phone industries, although the term electronics did not begin to be used until the 1940s. The development of electronics eventually led to the use of modern tech
On Sept. 24 1982, the term AIDS was used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the first time. The first case definition for AIDS was also released. In September 1983, the CDC identified all the major routes of HIV transmission, ruling out food, water, air and environmental surfaces
Occupied by indigenous groups for thousands of years, Argentina's recorded history starts with the arrival of the Spanish in 1516, who colonized the area. Argentina declared independence from Spain in 1816 and suffered through power struggles throughout much of the 19th and 20th centuries, including
Christopher Columbus arrived in Cuba in 1492, and it remained under Spanish control until the Spanish-American war in 1898. Cuba remained under American control until 1902 when it declared Cuba independent. Cuba went through several governments until 1959 when Fidel Castro lead a revolution establis
The territory that comprises modern Mississippi was first visited by Europeans in 1540. Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto passed through the region on his way to discovering the river of the same name. The French were the first Europeans to settle in the state but ceded it to the British following t
Modern physical education began in Germany in the 1800s with the opening of the first gymnasium. Sweden followed suit, then other European nations. By the early 20th century, many public schools worldwide had begun to incorporate physical conditioning into their curricula.