Claude Chappe (1763 – 1805) was a French inventor who in 1792 demonstrated a practical semaphore system that eventually spanned all of France. This was the first practical telecommunications system of the industrial age, making Chappe the first telecom mogul with his "mechanical internet."
Civil War photography
Louis Braille Birth Place. A beautiful article written from the hart by a blind writer.
29 August 1891 – Pierre Lallement, French inventor of the bicycle died (b. 1843)