The first non-white NBA player

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is one of the most popular sports leagues in the World and has millions of fans. It was created in 1946 and did not include any non-white players until the Japanese-American Wataru “Wat” Misaka by the New York Knicks in 1947.

How the Empire of Japan wanted to ignore the Allies

It’s the summer of 1945. The Second World War has been won in Europe but now the Allies were still battling against the uncompromising Empire of Japan. During the Potsdam Conference, the Allied Forces officially requested an unconditional surrender. The Allies clearly stated that if Japan did not surrender it would face “prompt and utter destruction”.

The furthest human made object and its contents

On Sept 5, 1977, NASA launched the Voyager 1 space probe was launched into space to fly by Jupiter, Saturn and Saturn’s moon Titan. It did so successfully and in 2012, it left our solar system and entered interstellar space. It is still sending data and will do until approximately 2025, when it will only be a piece of glorified space …

The first Selfie

Robert Cornelius (1809-1893) was a lamp manufacturer from Philadelphia, USA. In the late 1830s, he started spending much of his free time messing around with photography.