Friday, December 12, 2014
1901: Guglielmo Marconi receives the first transatlantic radio signal in Newfoundland. The Message? “What kind of name is gooey elbow macaroni?”
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
1877: Thomas Edison announces his latest invention, the phonograph, the first instrument able to reproduce a recorded sound, and one of the few inventions Edison might actually deserve a little credit for.
Monday, November 17, 2014
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
1911: Apocalyptic expectations went wild the last time we saw an 11/11/11, as The Great Blue Norther, a cold snap that produced record highs and lows on the same day, barreled through the central US, leaving much of the bewildered population with contrasting habiliments.
Saturday, November 8, 2014
1895: Wilhelm Röntgen discovers the X-Ray almost completely by accident. And that’s when the fun began!
Friday, October 10, 2014
1967: The Outer Space Treaty, signed by over sixty nations including the US, the UK and the Soviet Union, becomes official. It serves as a binding promise to keep space open for everyone to explore, and to not use it to store and/or fire weapons of mass destruction. Many feel the agreement only makes it easier for outside forces to take advantage of the opportunity.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
1960 – Sputnik Program: Sputnik 5 – the Soviet Union launches a satellite with 2 dogs, 40 mice, 2 rats and a variety of plants. The first animals to be launched into orbit and return safely. Not to take anything away from the first animals ever in space, fruit flies. Seriously. They did so well we sent them back a few years ago. Poor little guys…
-We should give a shout to Laika, the original space dog, who unfortunately didn’t make it back. RIP widdle buddy!