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September 26, 1991

On September 26, 1991, Four men and four women entered “Biosphere II” in Oracle, Arizona. It was a scientific project intended to understand the dangers and hazards of future space colonies. On September 26, 1993, all eight people exited the … Continue reading

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September 14, 2015

On September 14, 2015, in Livingston, LA and Hanford, WA, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory detectors detected gravitational waves for the first time. After checking and rechecking their data and instruments (because, SCIENCE) the news was reported on February 11, … Continue reading

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September 12, 1940

On September 12, 1940, Marcel Ravidat, an 18-year-old apprentice garage mechanic took his dog, Robot, for a walk in the hills near his home in Montignac. Montignac is in the Dordogne region of southwestern France. While in the hills, Robot, … Continue reading

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September 10, 2008

On September 10, 2008, The Large Hadron Collider at CERN was powered up in Geneva, Switzerland. At that instance, a butterfly in Waitangi, New Zealand beat its wings.

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August 30, 2019

On August 30, 2019, Ukrainian astronomer Gennady Borisov detected the second interstellar comet. He was able to identify that it was an interstellar object by the bumpersticker on the back. It read, “If you can read this, it means Shub-Niggurath … Continue reading

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August 10, 1921

On August 10, 1921, at the age of 39, future New York Governor and US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was stricken with polio. It has become obvious to some people years later that Roosevelt wouldn’t have become paralyzed if he … Continue reading

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June 19, 240 BCE

On June 19, 240 BCE, Greek philosopher and scientist, Eratosthenes, estimated the circumference of the Earth using two sticks and got pretty darned close to its actual value. Today in the world, there are actually people who… Continue reading

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June 15, 1667

On June 15, 1667, French physician and scientist, Jean-Baptiste Denys, successfully administered the first documented case of blood transfusion into a human. He transfused twelve ounces of sheep’s blood into a 15-year old… Continue reading

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May 11, 1800

On May 11, 1800, French naturalist, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, gave a lecture at the France Museum of Natural History, of which he was a Professor of Zoology. The lecture was his first outlining of his theories of evolution. In it he … Continue reading

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April 29, 1715

On April 29, 1715, English astronomer, John Flamsteed, observed Uranus for the sixth time. Heheh. The twelve year-old in me never tires of that. Uranus. Heheheheheh.

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