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Robert McNees Jul 15
Happy birthday to Jocelyn Bell Burnell, born in 1943. As a grad student at Cambridge in 1967, she discovered an entirely new type of celestial object: Pulsars! Photo: National Science & Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
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NASA Moon Jul 16
50 years ago , three men launched on a Saturn V rocket to the Moon, about to make history and go where no one had gone before.
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Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland Jul 18
Maria Skłodowska-Curie and Pierre Curie revealed that they had discovered a new element – polonium (Po). Skłodowska-Curie named it after her homeland – Poland. She was the first woman to ever receive the Nobel Prize and she remains the only one to have been awarded it twice.
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NASA Jul 16
Good morning! Ready to go to the Moon... but first, breakfast. 🍳 🍞 ☕ 50 years ago, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin enjoyed a pre-launch meal at before suiting up for the mission. Liftoff was at 9:32 am EDT.
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Smithsonian NMAAHC Jul 15
in 1864, African American businesswoman Maggie Lena Walker was born. . In 1903, Walker became the first woman, of any race, to charter a bank in the US, The St. Luke Penny Savings Bank in Richmond, VA. Learn more:
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U.S. Military Academy Jul 16
It is 9:32 A.M. Eastern Time At this moment 50 years ago the Apollo 11 Saturn V space vehicle lifted and carried astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin toward the moon. Aldrin, Class of 1950, and Collins, Class of 1952, were both West Point graduates.
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NASA History Office Jul 16
To fuel a big day of spaceflight, the Apollo 11 crew ate a pre-flight breakfast of steak, eggs, toast, juice, and coffee in 1969.
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U.S. Dept of Defense Jul 20
“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” in 1969, veteran Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the moon. That mission opened the door for further space exploration. Where do you think we will go next?
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NASA 16h
Happy 20th launch-iversary, ! The space telescope blasted off to space on the Space Shuttle Columbia in 1999. In the two decades that have passed, its X-ray eyes have changed our view of the cosmos:
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Field Museum Jul 20
In 1932 this was the largest (19 feet!), most elaborate model of the moon ever made. Less than 40 years later, in 1969, Neil Armstrong would take a historic step on the real thing. 🌚
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Kevin M. Levin Jul 18
in 1863 the 54th Mass. Vol. Inf. took part in the failed assault at Battery Wagner outside of Charleston, SC resulting in 281 casualties. Their devotion to this nation made it more difficult for Lincoln and others to call for people of color to 'go back to their countries.'
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UEFA Champions League Jul 16
🔵N'Golo Kanté joined Chelsea , three years ago! 😎
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Dr. Ana Lucia Araujo Jul 16
Ida B. Wells was born on this day, July 16, 1862. A journalist, educator, early civil rights and women's rights activist, she was born into slavery in Holly Springs, MS, and was freed by the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. I love this picture of her.
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NSA/CSS Jul 22
in 1806 A. Burr was finally in the room where it happens. In a cypher letter to his associate Gen. Wilkinson, Aaron Burr (Sir!) discusses a conspiracy to invade Mexico, leading to treason charges in 1807. Photo Credit: National Archive
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Tigers History 18h
in 1956 Hank Greenberg is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame
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This Day in Chicago Sports Jul 22
𝐉𝐮𝐥𝐲 𝟐𝟐, 𝟏𝟗𝟗𝟓 | White Sox manager Terry Bevington and Brewers manager Phil Garner get into a fight after a pushing incident at third base! 🤬
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Hull History Centre Jul 20
1803 was born John Hymers - parson, mathematician and founder of
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Pittsburgh Steelers Jul 20
in 1932, Daniel M. Rooney was born.
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MIT CSAIL 17h
in 1985 Commodore released the Amiga 1000, often considered the first affordable multitasking PC. It had a Motorola 68000 CPU & 256 KB of memory & cost $3K in today's dollars: v/
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OnThisDayTheIRA 16h
Replying to @OnThisDayPIRA
in 1988 the IRA murdered Robin Hanna, 44. Married father of 3. Heating contractor. In days following there were claims that collusion between the Republic’s security forces & the IRA resulted in the murders. Dublin has resisted calls to investigate the claim
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