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March 29, 1942

On March 29, 1942, the British cruiser, the HMS Trinidad torpedoed itself while escorting a convoy of supply ships in the Barents Sea. It was not true that the Skipper of the Trinidad was a Jonas Grumby, just as it … Continue reading

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February 23, 1886

On February 23, 1886, scientist and inventor Charles Martin Hall, along with his older sister, Julia Brainerd Hall, produced the first samples of man-made aluminum. Aluminum is the most abundant metal found throughout the world, but it wasn’t until that … Continue reading

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