France Had Long Distance Calls in 1792


German deacon Ewald Georg von Kleist and Dutchman Pieter van Musschenbroek Independently discovered the Leiden jar, a source of electrical charge.


Philipp Matthäus Hahn was a German pastor, astronomer, and inventor, and he designed one of the earliest mechanical calculators, of which two are known to have survived to the present day.


French physicist Charles-Augustin de Coulomb formulated Coulomb’s law. Coulomb’s law quantifies the amount of force between two stationary, electrically charged particles. The electric force between charged bodies at rest is conventionally called electrostatic force.


Claude Chappe invents a semaphore line, a method of communicating over long distances.

One of Claude Chappe’s Telegraph Towers – Public Domain

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Oh Brother! and a Wife!

c. 3890 BCE

Cain slays Abel.

Cain sent away East of Eden and builds the first recorded city in the Bible named after his son Eʹnoch.

c. 3096 BCE

Adam Dies.

c. 2970 BCE

Noah Born.

2370 BCE

The Deluge. 8 people survive.

c. 2270 BCE

Construction of the Tower of Babel so the builders could make a celebrated name for themselves. There was one common language. God caused the people to speak different languages and scattered the people all over the earth.

2020 BCE

Noah dies

2018 BCE

Abraham Born.


It would be 4037 years before Napoleon Bonaparte marries Josephine de Beauharnais.

Josephine de Beauharnais – 1801 –  Public Domain
The first wife of Napoleon and the first Empress of the French after he proclaimed himself Emperor.