Stop by every day to see a fun historical science fact for that day.
May 6 1742-Birthday of Jean Senebier, discovered when green plants are exposed to sunlight they take in carbon dioxide, give off oxygen.
May 7 1909-Birthday of physicist Edwin H. Land, invented the Polaroid camera, which developed the picture inside the camera in 60 sec.
May 8 1902-Mount Pelee erupted on the island of Martinique in the Caribbean.
May 9 1962-Scientists at MIT successfully bounced a laser beam off the Moon for the first time.
May 10 1930-The first planetarium in the US opened to the public, the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, Illinois.
May 11 1928-Station WGY in Schenectady, New York, began the first regularly scheduled TV broadcasts in the US.
May 30 1898-Chemists William Ramsay and Morris Travers discovered the inert gas krypton.
June 2 1922-Birthday of geochemist Clair Patterson, who made the first accurate estimate of the age of the Earth, 4.6 billion years.
June 3 1726-James Hutton born, proposed all geological features can be explained as result of slow changes taking place over MANY years.
June 4 1984-Scientists at Berkeley cloned a DNA sequence from a quagga, an extinct subspecies of zebra from South Africa.
June 5 1995-Physicists Eric Cornell & Carl Wieman created a new state of matter called a Bose-Einstein condensate.
June 6 1683-The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology in Oxford, England, was opened to the public. World's 1st public museum.
June 8 1955-Birthday of physicist Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the World Wide Web.
June 15 1752-Benjamin Franklin performed his famous kite experiment, proving that lightning is a form of electricity.
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