Canada’s first national park was the outcome of an accidental discovery: three railway workers who stumbled across a natural hot spring in the Rocky Mountains.
The first movie star dog was a Collie named Blain, a canine hero for pioneering British film maker Cecil Hepworth.
Australia’s first recorded music was a novelty song about chooks, recorded by a bootmaker in rural Victoria.
The world’s first video store opened in West Hollywood in 1977. It was the brainchild of a failed actor and former stuntman who would change the entertainment industry.
The first feature length film was made in Melbourne in 1906. Its subject: Australia’s most famous folk hero.
The first vaccine was invented to tackle smallpox, a virus that is the single greatest killer humankind has ever faced.
The first Cannes film festival was held in 1939. It was founded to showcase world cinema, and as a rebuke to fascism.
Everyday objects often have remarkable histories. Here are 10 common items, that were invented earlier than you think.
From females winners, to minority recognition and technological advancements: here are 11 pioneering Academy Award firsts.
House music is one of the defining genres of my life time. It was started by one DJ, at one night club, in Chicago’s West Loop district.