Johannes Gutenberg – The Printing Press

With his invention of the printing press, Gutenberg was the first European to use movable type printing, around 1439 A.D. Gutenberg’s invention of mechanical movable type printing started the Printing Revolution and is widely regarded as the most important event of the modern period. To Read the Full Article, Download File: Johannes Gutenberg – The … Continue reading

The Brass Band

From parades to political rallies, brass bands have long played a major part in public social gatherings. Some suggest that they arose from the French Revolution, as egalitarian-minded leaders organized musical extravaganzas for their citizens. Orchestras of wind instruments were assembled to perform republican anthems, as they were best suited for these outdoor events. However, … Continue reading

Mining Precious Metals

Precious metals, including gold, silver, and platinum, are valued for their scarcity as well as for their unique properties, such as luster, non-reactivity, and malleability. Because of their desirable qualities, these precious metals have been mined for thousands of years. Today, they are most commonly used in jewelry, as coinage, in works of art, or … Continue reading