Tag Archives: On This Day

Spacelab of 1834

On June 10, 1834, naturalist Charles Darwin passed through the “East and West Furies”, the Tower Rocks, to reach the open waters of the Pacific Ocean aboard HMS Beagle. HMS Beagle was, to its time, as modern and science-packed as … Continue reading

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Sharing the Good Health News

  On May 17, 1749, English country surgeon Dr. Edward Jenner was born. In the 18th century, smallpox was a disease that killed about 20% of victims who contracted it and, if it didn’t kill, it often disfigured or blinded … Continue reading

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Cracking the Carriers’ Courses

  On May 13, 1857, Dr. Ronald Ross was born into an age when many suspected that putrid air was the culprit that killed hundreds of thousands of people and who called this killer disease malaria from the Italian mal’aria … Continue reading

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World Migratory Bird Day

  May 11 – 12 is World Migratory Bird Day — a weekend event observed each year to focus world attention on the need to protect migratory birds and their habitats. In 2006, the United Nations established this second weekend … Continue reading

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Running With Wolves

  On April 27, 1947, American forester and conservationist Mollie H. Beattie was born. The first woman Director of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Beattie fought to conserve species by managing whole ecosystems rather than waiting until individual species … Continue reading

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Earth Day

On April 22, 2019, Earth Day is celebrated around the world as tens of millions of people make time to attend their environment. Thousands of governments – from local to regional to state, provincial or federal – plan awareness campaigns … Continue reading

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An Earth Mover

  On April 18, 1906, the most destructive earthquake in US history devastated much of San Francisco. This event, approximately 8.0 on the yet-to-be-invented Richter scale, occurred along the San Andreas Fault, a tectonic plate boundary from which the Earth’s … Continue reading

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The Renaissance Man

  On April 15, 1452, Leonardo da Vinci was born. Without formal education, he recorded much of his interest in every facet of life and study. He was an observational scientist who tried to understand something by illustrating and describing … Continue reading

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World Meteorological Day

  On March 23, 1950, the World Meteorological Organization was created as a specialized agency of the United Nations. The WMO speaks on the state of Earth’s atmosphere and reports its interaction with oceans, the climate it produces, and the … Continue reading

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World Water Day

On March 22, 2019, we celebrate World Water Day, a special day for focusing upon the most vital food for life on Earth. Each year, the United Nations Organization chooses a special water focus that has included water for cities, … Continue reading

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