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On This Day 1968, Lise Meitner, born November 7, 1878, Vienna, Austria-Hungary [now in Austria] died.Austrian-born physicist who shared the Enrico Fermi Award (1966) with the chemists Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann for their joint research that led to the discovery of uranium fission. After receiving her doctorate at... Continue Reading →

April 21 is reserved to Hans Christian Ørsted

On this day, 1820, danish scientist Hans Christian Ørsted is the first to identify electromagnetism, when he observes a compass needle. He showed by experiment that an electric current flowing through a wire could move a nearby magnet. The discovery... Continue Reading →

April 12 is reserved to Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin was the first person to fly in space. His flight, on April 12, 1961, lasted 108 minutes as he circled the Earth for a little more than one orbit in the Soviet Union's Vostok spacecraft. Following the flight, Gagarin... Continue Reading →


I am a bit late...again 😉 Born December 25, 1642 (on the Julian Calendar in use at the time in England) who, by the age of 30, would transform civilization, showing that the universe was mathematically knowable and predictable. Newton... Continue Reading →

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