Sherlock Holmes author was member of a spiritualism organisation “The Ghost club”

Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was a brillant author and he also happened to be a « detective ». Indeed, he personnaly investigated two cases already judged. He contributed to free two innocents condamned (George Eladji and Oscar Slater). What is more estonishing is that he had an interest in mystical subjects. Indeed in 1887 he joined the Society for Psychical Research and…

Doc Holliday, the killer dentist of Far West who became a Sheriff

John Henry “Doc” Holliday (1851 – 1887) was an American dentist gambler, shooter, and famous for his friendship with Wyatt Earp. At the age of 20, Holliday earned a degree in dentistry from the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery. He started in Atlanta, Georgia but he was soon diagnosed with tuberculosis. He transmitted this diseaes to all his patient. By then, doctors weren’t aware of the fact…

The oldest love poem of the world

The “Love Song for Shu-Sin” a Sumerian king is the world’s oldest known love poetry (2000 BCE), it was written most probably by a bride chosen for the king. According to the Sumerian belief, it was a sacred duty for the king to marry every year a priestess instead of Inanna, the goddess of fertility and…

Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse

Walter Elias “Walt” Disney (1901 – 1966) was an American business magnate, cartoonist, animator, voice actor, and film producer. The great-grandfather of Walt Disney was a descendant of Robert d’Isigny, a French who came in England with William the Conqueror in 1066. From D’Isigny it became Disney in english. Disney passion for drawing came in 1906…

From Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel to Coco Chanel

Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel (19 August 1883 – 10 January 1971) was the founder of the French Chanel brand.   Chanel, 37 years old Her mother died in 1895 when she was only 12. Channel’s father placed her and her 2 sisters in an orphanage where she developed her mythomania, indeed she invented a life concerning…

The Inventor of Bulb Light, Joseph Swan

Joseph Wilson Swan born in 1828 died in 1914 is the inventor of the incandescent light bulb. He demonstrated the light bulb in 1878 but received a patent only in 1880.   His house in England was the first to be lit by light bulb in the world. The first public building to be lit…