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[su_row] [su_column size=”2/3″] Because of a status-message virus that was accidentally propagated throughout the network on October 27, 1980, when the ARPANET (the U.S. Department of Defense’s prototype Internet) came to a complete halt, thus becoming…
A Total Internet crash
A Total Internet crash
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[su_row] [su_column size=”2/3″] Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (or Roentgen), the discoverer of X rays, on December 22, 1895, in Wurzburg, Germany.
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X-ray photograph of human anatomy
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[su_row] [su_column size=”2/3″] Austria, in a statute of 1787, became the first Nation to abolish capital punishment.
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[su_row] [su_column size=”2/3″] Leon Battista Alberti (Italian: [leˈom batˈtista alˈbɛrti]; February 18, 1404 – April 25, 1472) was an Italian humanist author, artist, architect, poet, priest, linguist, philosopher and cryptographer; he epitomised the…
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Leon Battista Alberti
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[su_row] [su_column size=”2/3″] Unofficially on November 1958 to September 1961, the three nuclear powers, the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union held a nuclear weapons testing moratorium.
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[su_row] [su_column size=”2/3″] the American radar researchers Emmett Leith and Juris Upatnieks of the University of Michigan, USA, produced a Hologram in 1962, building on theoretical work by British/Hungarian physicist Dennis Gabor, done in 1948.
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Holograms
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[su_row] [su_column size=”2/3″] What is now Royal National Park, Australia, the land was set aside in 1879.
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[su_row] [su_column size=”2/3″] Nicolaus Copernicus (/koʊˈpɜːrnɪkəs, kə-/; Polish: Mikołaj Kopernik; German: Nikolaus Kopernikus; Niklas Koppernigk; 19 February 1473 – 24 May 1543) was a Renaissance- and Reformation-era mathematician and astronomer who…
Nicolaus Copernicus
Nicolaus Copernicus
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[su_row] [su_column size=”2/3″] On December 12, 1917, an overloaded troop train derailed at Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne, France. The Rail accident’s official death toll was 573, but there could have been as many as 1,000 soldiers deaths.
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[su_row] [su_column size=”2/3″] Pliny the Elder’s encyclopedia of the physical world, was called Historia naturalis (Natural History), completed some time in Rome circa 77 CE and was widely influential up to the end of what is known as the medieval period.
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