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I enjoy writing interesting Today in Science History about scientists, events and their quotes. Follow @todayinsci
I enjoy writing interesting Today in Science History about scientists, events and their quotes. Follow @todayinsci

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Florence Nightingale b 12 May 1820 was far more than the Lady With The Lamp—To reform military hospitals, she gave testimony to Parliament on poor clothing, food supplies and the state of the hospital at Scutari—Read it at https://todayinsci.com/N/Nightingale_Florence/NightingaleFlorence-CommonsInquiry.htm
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“To understand God's thoughts, one must study statistics, for these are the measure of His purpose.” — Florence Nightingale, English nurse and statistician, was born 12 May 1820. See more of her #quotes at https://todayinsci.com/N/Nightingale_Florence/NightingaleFlorence-Quotations.htm
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“I have learnt that all our theories are not Truth itself, but resting places or stages on the way to the conquest of Truth, and that we must be contented to have obtained for the strivers after Truth such a resting place which, if it is on a mountain, permits us to view the provinces already won and those still to be conquered.” —Justus von Liebig, German chemist, was born #onthisday 12 May 1803. See more of his #quotes at https://todayinsci.com/L/Liebig_Justus/LiebigJustus-Quotations.htm
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“I was captured for life by chemistry and by crystals.” — Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, English biochemist and X-ray crystallographer, was born #onthisday 12 May 1910. See more of her #quotes at https://todayinsci.com/H/Hodgkin_Dorothy/HodgkinDorothy-Quotations.htm
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True #science is at length disencumbered of the empirical determinations which had accumulated in the course of many centuries — Franz Cumont, Belgian archaeologist and philologist, was born #onthisday 3 Jan 1868. For more of his #quotes go to https://todayinsci.com/C/Cumont_Franz/CumontFranz-Quotations.htm
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“To solve a problem is to create new problems, new knowledge immediately reveals new areas of ignorance, and the need for new experiments. At least, in the field of fast reactions, the experiments do not take very long to perform.”
— Sir George Porter, English #chemist, was born #onthisday 6 Dec 1920. For more of his #quotes see https://todayinsci.com/P/Porter_George/PorterGeorge-Quotations.htm
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5 Nov 2017—First Sunday in November In the USA, it's time to Fall back again, and get back the hour given up in Spring. More quotes on Daylight Saving Time at https://todayinsci.com/QuotationsCategories/D_Cat/DaylightSavingTime-Quotations.htm
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5 Nov 2017—First Sunday in November In the USA, it's time to Fall back again, and get back the hour given up in Spring. More quotes on Daylight Saving Time at https://todayinsci.com/QuotationsCategories/D_Cat/DaylightSavingTime-Quotations.htm
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#onthisday 7 Sep 1674 dated a letter to the Royal Society with the first recorded description of protozoa. Read what he wrote at https://todayinsci.com/L/Leeuwenhoek_Antonie/LeeuwenhoekAntonie-Letter7Sep1674.htm
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“The word 'dis-aster' in fact means 'bad star'.” — Kenneth Franklin, American astronomer, who was born on 25 Mar 1923. See more of his #quotes at https://todayinsci.com/F/Franklin_Kenneth/FranklinKenneth-Quotations.htm. For many #astronomy quotes go to https://todayinsci.com/QuotationsCategories/A_Cat/Astronomy-Quotations.htm
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