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.
April, 21 1972
Apollo 16 with John Young and Charles Duke made the fifth manned landing on the Moon remaining their for 71 hrs.
April 22, 1970
The first nationwide Earth Day was celebrated on this date.
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