Carta Marina, printed in 1539 in Venice, was published by the last catholic Bishop of Uppsala, Olaus Magnus (who was expatriated from his country, upheaved by the protestant revolution, so don't be surprised by the "Italian, first published label").
On 6 March, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visited the HQ of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to take part in celebrating IMO’s 70th birthday. The Convention on the International Maritime Organization was adopted on 6 March 1948 at the United Nations Maritime Conference held in Geneva.
This year we're celebrating the 150th anniversary of establishing diplomatic ties between Japan and the United Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway. This was the first treaty the Government of Meiji Japan, which overthrew the Tokugawa shogunate, signed with a foreign country.
Believe it or not, but gliders made it to the inner part of the Port of Gdynia before ships did. What’s more, they even did it ahead of the dredgers which dug the harbour channel! It all happened in 1925in then the village of Oksywie (now Gdynia’s city district), which was chosen as the place for the 2nd All-Polish Glider Challenge.