On May 15, 1836, Francis Baily, an English astronomer, saw strange patterns of light shining through the moon during an eclipse of the sun.
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“I am nothing more than a single narrow gasping lung, floating over the mists and summits.”
On May 1, 1930, 11-year-old Venetia Burney received £5 for naming Pluto, then the solar system’s outermost and newest planet.
On April 17, 1964, Jerrie Mock touched down in Columbus, Ohio, capping a journey that lasted 29 days, 11 hours and 59 minutes.
Mount Tambora sent so much crud into the atmosphere that it blocked the sun, leading to what became known as the Year Without a Summer in 1816.
John Burroughs was one of the first naturalists who focused on communicating his love of nature through the written word.
In Anchorage, dozens of blocks of buildings were leveled or damaged. Valdez, closest to the epicenter, was destroyed. The quake is now known as the Good Friday Earthquake.
William Herschel noticed while surveying stars that one object moved apart from the star background. It was the first planet discovered since ancient times.
Under the call name “Chaika” (Seagull), Tereshkova launched solo aboard Vostok 6 in June, 1963, to become the first woman in space.
Charles Herbert Best, along with Frederick Banting, discovered a way to manage diabetes and help millions.