This Day in History

Publication of “Dracula”

“Dracula,” a novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, went on sale in London on May 26, 1897. This gothic horror story introduced the character of Count Dracula and established many conventions of subsequent vampire fantasy. The novel has had a profound impact on the genre of horror literature and has inspired countless adaptations in film, […]

The Dawn of the Electron Age

On April 30, 1897, British physicist J.J. Thomson changed the course of science by announcing the discovery of the electron, a fundamental component of the atom. This monumental discovery challenged the prevailing atomic model and laid the groundwork for the development of quantum physics, ultimately revolutionizing our understanding of the natural world and leading to […]

The Inaugural Boston Marathon

On this day, the first Boston Marathon was held, becoming the world’s oldest annual marathon and a revered tradition in the world of long-distance running. Inspired by the success of the marathon at the first modern Olympics in 1896, the Boston Marathon started with 15 runners; now, it attracts thousands from around the globe. This […]