Historic Tech Events
The entity we know as the UK today was formed on May 1, 1707, when Scotland and England signed the Act of Union. The Act of Union was a law passed by the British Parliament in 1707 that merged the Kingdom of Scotland and the Kingdom of England into one sovereign state, known as the Kingdom of Great Britain. The Act was designed to strengthen the security and economic interests of both nations and allowed for greater consolidation of power and resources within the new united kingdom. The Act of Union had significant political and cultural implications, as it abolished the Scottish Parliament and transferred political power to Westminster, effectively ending centuries of Scottish independence. The Act of Union paved the way for the creation of the modern-day United Kingdom, which eventually included Ireland in 1801.
The World's Columbian Exposition, also known as the Chicago World's Fair, was a large international exhibition held in Chicago, Illinois, in 1893 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' arrival in the New World. The fair was a major event in the history of Chicago and the United States, and it attracted millions of visitors from around the world. The fair showcased new technologies, products, and ideas from around the world, and it featured impressive architecture and engineering feats. Notable exhibits included the world's first Ferris wheel, the world's first electric kitchen, and displays of art and cultural artifacts from various countries. The World's Columbian Exposition helped to establish Chicago as a major city and to cement the United States' position as a global economic and cultural power.