Leizu Discovers Silk 2696 BC

Leizu Discovers Silk

2696 BC, December 31, Thursday —China Leizu discovered silk when a cocoon fell into her tea and began to unravel. She noticed the cocoon was made from a very long, soft thread that was also strong. Leizu wa...
Bamboo Flute Music: 2697 BC

Chinese Invent Chinese Music

2697 BC, December 31, Wednesday —China Chinese Emperor Huangti (AKA, Yellow Emperor) sent Chinese Ling Lun to produce Chinese flutes from Chinese bamboo. This was a very happy time for the Chinese. There wa...
Yellow Emperor Rules China: 2698 BC

Yellow Emperor Rules China

2698 BC, December 31, Monday —China The Yellow Emperor became the Emperor of China. Although he was happy to become emperor, he didn’t care too much for being called “yellow.” He preferred Huangti. This is ...
Fu Xi Founded China: 2852 BC

Fu Xi Founds China

2852 BC, December 31, Saturday —China: Fu Xi (aka Fu-hsi, Fucks He, or 伏羲) founded the nation of China. All of the Chinese were impressed at finally being founded. 2851 BC, January 23 (JC)...