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January 23, 1916

On January 23, 1916, Browning, Montana experienced the greatest temperature drop in a 24 hour period in recorded history. On January 23, the citizens experienced a high, balmy temperature of 44 degrees Fahrenheit. Within 24 hours the temperature had dropped … Continue reading

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January 12, 1998

On January 12, 1998, 19 European nations agreed to prohibit human cloning. The United States, Great Britain and Russia did not sign the accord. Russia said that technically if you combine bear DNA with human DNA, you weren’t actually cloning … Continue reading

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January 8, 1998

On January 8, 1998, scientists announced that they had discovered that the galaxies were accelerating and moving apart. This was a huge announcement in the scientific community, as scientists, prior to this, believed that the mass and gravity of the … Continue reading

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November 30, 1954

On November 30, 1954, a Sylacauga, Alabama woman, Ann Hodges, was taking an afternoon nap in her living room when a meteor burst through her roof and struck her, severely bruising her waist and hip. This is the only known… Continue reading

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November 26, 1965

On November 26, 1965, France became the third country to enter space when it launched its first satellite, the Diamant-A. Who else knew the French were also belated involved with the Space Race? I mean besides some sad French… Continue reading

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November 21, 1676

On November 21, 1676, famous Danish astronomer Ole Romer presented the first quantitative measurement of the speed of light. He said it was “Hurtigere end smurt gåseskit” which equated to 212,000 km/s. This was amazingly… Continue reading

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November 1, 1952

On November 1, 1952, the United States exploded the first hydrogen bomb on Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands. No Ewoks were harmed in this test explosion. That’s because Ewoks live on the forest moon of Endor and are… Continue reading

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October 19, 1,450,000,002 BCE

On October 19, 1,450,000,002 BCE, the first single cell organism evolved a mitochondria. The rest of the single cell organisms sniffed and one of them, Steve, said, “Isn’t that just like Sharon, always trying something new. SHE… Continue reading

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October 15, 1991

On October 15, 1991, astronomers and scientists detected an astonishing event at the Fly’s Eye camera at the Dugway Proving Ground in Utah. They detected the “Oh-My-God” particle, which was an ultra-high-energy cosmic ray and… Continue reading

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October 9, 2020

October 9, 2020, is National Nanotechnology Day in the United States. If Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and the digital representation of Steve Jobs all see their shadows, the microships embedded in the American population through the… Continue reading

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