On this day in 1961 Astronaut Alan Shepard became the first American to travel in space. Shepard’s suborbital flight from Cape Canaveral, Florida lasted only 15 minutes. The United States […]
On this day in 1956 the polio vaccine which was developed by Dr. Jonas Salk was made available to the public. During the 1950’s the greatest fear in America was […]
On this day in 1986 the world’s worst nuclear power plant accident occured at the Chernobyl plant in the Soviet Union. An explosion blew the lid off a reactor vessel […]
On this day in 1705 Isaac Newton becomes Sir Isaac Newton as he becomes the first scientist to be honored with a Knighthood. Queen Anne bestowed the honor.
On this day in 1978 the Three Mile Island crisis began. This would be the worst nuclear power accident in American history. Three Mile Island was a nuclear power […]
Albert Einstein was born this day 1879. Below is video footage of Albert Einstein. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-1Z2wi2uSA
Albert Einstein was born this day in 1879 in Wurttemburg, Germany. Einstein’s theories of special and general relativity drastically altered science’s view of the universe, and his work in particle […]