French scientist regarded as the world’s first filmmaker along with his brother Auguste Lumière. The brothers are credited to have filmed the world’s first movie, Sortie de l’usine Lumière de Lyon (1895) and to have given birth to cinema through their patented cinematograph which allowed viewing by multiple people in contrast to Thomas Edison’s kinetoscope.
The first animals sent into space were fruit flies aboard the US V-2 rocket on 20 February 1947. The flies returned alive. [more...]