History of Symbols

History of the 4-H Symbols (PDF)
As 4-H has grown and expanded, symbols have been developed which express the spirit and rich tradition of 4-H.

History of British road safety
A brief history of road and road safety events with a UK focus.

Peace Symbol History
The origin of the Peace Symbol. A history of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) logo.

History of the European Flag
It is the symbol not only of the European Union but also of Europe's unity and identity in a wider sense. The circle of gold stars represents solidarity and harmony between the peoples of Europe.

History of Signs
Few of us may think of the ancient world when thinking of the history of signs but our development in culture and communication made the use of symbolism an ideal format for this purpose.

History and Symbols of Karjalainen Osakunta
The colours of Karjalainen Osakunta are red and black. These colours are used in nations band and the flag that is designed by Akseli Gallen-Kallela, one of the foremost artists of the national romantic period.

History of the Swastika - about.com
The swastika is an extremely powerful symbol. Though the Nazis used it to murder millions of people, for centuries it had positive meanings. What is the history of the swastika? Does it now represent good or evil?

American Sign Language History
History of Deaf Culture and the origins of American Sign Language.

History of Reading Codes for the Blind
The use of Braille by the blind is universal today but it was a long bitter struggle to make it so. Dozens of different codes have been used and this site gives you their history.

History of Christian Symbols
The history of the Christian fish symbol, The pre-Christian history of the fish symbol, The history of the cross symbol in Christianity, The pre-Christian history of the cross symbol, The Pentagram.

Origin and History of The Sabian Symbols
On some unrecorded date in 1925, the Sabian symbols were brought into manifestation in the span of a day in Balboa Park, San Diego, California through the combined efforts of Marc Edmund Jones and Elsie Wheeler.


History of Math Symbols

History of Mathematics Pages
Earliest Uses of Various Mathematical Symbols, Earliest Known Uses of Some of the Words of Mathematics, Images of Mathematicians on Postage Stamps.

History of Numerals and Symbols
Why and when did the change from Roman to Hindo-Arabic numerals occur? What is the history of +, -, =, /, etc.?

History of Mathematical Symbols - By Douglas Weaver
Every meaningful mathematical statement can also be expressed in plain language. Many plain-language statements of mathematical expressions would fill several pages, while to express them in mathematical notation might take as little as one line. One of the ways to achieve this remarkable compression is to use symbols to stand for statements, instructions and so on.


History of Scientific Symbols

Why is c the symbol for the speed of light?
Although c is now the universal symbol for the speed of light, the most common symbol in the nineteenth century was an upper-case V which Maxwell had started using in 1865.

Final Answers - by Gérard P. Michon, Ph.D.
A few facts compiled by Dr. Gerard P. Michon about the history of Science and scientific terms. Mathematics. Chemistry. Nomenclature.
History, Scientific terms, Nomenclature