Category: Day by Day

September 12 • Fall Meeting #1

Today in History This Day in History 1900 Haskell Curry, American mathematician and logician best known for his work in combinatory logic was born (d. 1982) 1906 The Newport Transporter Bridge is opened in Newport, South Wales by Viscount Tredegar. 1940 Lascaux cave painting discovered in France. 15,000- to 17,000-year-old animal representations. 1958 Jack Kilby …

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July 22 • Day 11

Today in History This Day in History 1784 Friedrich Bessel is born, German mathematician and astronomer. Determined distance to a star & discovered unseen astronomical objects merely through their gravitational force. 1844 William Archibald Spooner, English priest and scholar is born. Father of the spoonerism.  1894 The first ever motor race is held in France between the cities of Paris andRouen. 1934 …

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July 21 • Day 10

Today in History This Day in History 1873 At Adair, Iowa, Jesse James and the James-Younger Gang pull off the first successful train robbery in the American Old West. 1902 Willis Carrier creates the first air conditioner in Buffalo, New York 1925 Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, high school biology teacher John T. Scopes is found guilty of teaching evolution in class and fined $100. 2007 Harry Potter …

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