The first Shriners Temple (called Mecca) was established in 1872 in New York City.
Albert Einstein published his first paper in 1905 on the special theory of relativity.
Indian journalist Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai is arrested in 1910 after publishing criticism of the government of Travancore and is exiled.
Concorde made its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in record-breaking time in 1973.
Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy becomes the first person in 2008 to fly a jet engine-powered wing across the English Channel.
In 2017, World's second-largest gem-quality diamond, the "Lesedi La Rona", sells for $53m.