Playing-cards were known in Persia and India as far back as the 12th century. A pack then consisted of 48 instead of 52 cards.

On 21 June 1913, over Los Angeles, Georgia Broadwick became the first women to parachute from an airplane.

The first animal in space was the female Samoyed husky named Laika, launched by the Soviets in 1957.

John Rolfe married Pocahontas the Red Indian Princess in 1613.

Thomas Cook, the world’s first travel agency in the world, was founded in 1850.