Who wrote the first novel in America?

Who wrote the first novel in America?

William Hill Brown is generally believed to have written the first American novel, “The Power of Sympathy,” published in Boston in 1791, which relates a tragic love story.

Who developed the first writing system?

The earliest writing systems evolved independently and at roughly the same time in Egypt and Mesopotamia, but current scholarship suggests that Mesopotamia’s writing appeared first. That writing system, invented by the Sumerians, emerged in Mesopotamia around 3500 BCE.

Which country first adopted time zones?

On November 2, 1868, the then-British colony of New Zealand officially adopted a standard time to be observed throughout the colony, and was perhaps the first country to do so. It was based on the longitude 172°30′ East of Greenwich, that is 11 hours 30 minutes ahead of GMT.

What year were colored tvs invented?

RCA demonstrated its “all-electronic” color system for the first time on October 9th, 1951. The test was also broadcast on WNBT, and because RCA’s system was compatible with existing black and white television sets, viewers were able to watch the demonstration (in black and white, of course).

How many miles is a nautical knot?

It is slightly more than a statute (land measured) mile (1 nautical mile = 1.1508 statute miles ). Nautical miles are used for charting and navigating. A knot is one nautical mile per hour (1 knot = 1.15 miles per hour ).

Which animal has the best sense of smell?

An elephant’s trunk is not only long, it is packed with five times more smell receptors than humans. And now research has found that the African elephants have the greatest sense of smell among mammals – even beating dogs including the bloodhound renowned for its sniffing ability.

How many miles is the longest street in the world?

Yonge street in Toronto, Canada measures 1,178 miles long.

Where is man of war buried?

Man o’ War died in 1947, and is buried beneath a larger-than-life bronze statue of himself at Kentucky Horse Park, surrounded by the graves of several of his 379 children (he was a prolific stud, unlike today’s limp champions).