6th Century C.E.

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Irish monks discover the Faroe Islands

The first known settlers in the Faroe Islands were Irish monks, who in the 6th century AD told of the €œIslands of the Sheep and the Paradise of Birds€.

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Handroller cotton gins invented in modern-day India

The first documentation of the cotton gin by contemporary scholars is found in the fifth century AD, in the form of Buddhist paintings depicting a single-roller gin in the Ajanta Caves in western India.

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The ancient Chinese invent sulfur matches

A note in the text Cho Keng Lu, written in 1366, describes a sulfur match, small sticks of pinewood impregnated with sulfur, used in China by “impoverished court ladies” in AD 577 during the conquest of Northern Qi.

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Guaraní culture emerges in modern-day Paraguay

Guaraní are a group of culturally related indigenous peoples of South America. The traditional range of the Guaraní people is in present-day Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, and Bolivia.

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