Did you know that US astronaut Alan Shepherd, the commander of Apollo 14, played the first golf shot on the Moon in 1971.
When the Olympic Games was first played in Ancient Greece from 776B.C until A.D393 it was very different from m today’s Olympic Games. The athletes were all naked and no women were allowed to compete or spectate.
Athletes did not represent different countries, only themselves. There were no stop watches or record performances, only winners of each event. The events were sprinting, long jump, discus, wrestling, and javelin throwing – skills that helped soldiers in the army.
In 1831 a English scientist Michael Faraday invented the generator and the transformer. Until now Michael Faraday’s inventions has a big help to the whole world! Without the transformer, it would not be possible to send electrical power to all parts of the country.
In 1938 he invented the ballpoint pen. He was a Hungarian journalist and realized that the quick-drying ink he had seen used by the printing trade could be adapted for use in a pen.