The old lady on the Island

Margaret Ann Neve (18 May 1792 – 4 April 1903) was a woman who became known for being born in the 18th century and living through the 20th century. When she was born in 1792 on the British island of Guernsey, the impact of the French Revolution could still be felt.

War elephants vs cannons

In 1520s, North India is in turmoil. Babur (1483-1530) was a conqueror from Central Asia, who planned on expanding his empire. In 1526, Babur’s forces encountered the army Ibrahim Lodi, the Sultan of Delhi. The site was the city of Panipat, which is 90km north of Delhi.

A hero in the Rwandan Genocide

Mbaye Diagne (1958 – 1994) was a military officer from Senegal. During the 1994 Rwandan genocide around 500,000 people were slaughtered in just 3 months.

The Ballpoint Pen

In the late 1920s, Hungarian newspaper editor László Bíró (1899-1985) was frustrated about having to keep filling fountain pens. It took too much time. Together with his brother -who happened to be a chemist- he developed what is now known as a ballpoint pen.