Abraham Lincoln's Invention
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On May 22, 1849, the future U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was issued a patent for an invention designed to lift boats over shoals and other obstructions in a river. To this day, Lincoln's...
Will This Machine Replace Anesthesiologists?
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Approved by the FDA in 2013, the Sedasys machine could someday change the way people undergo anesthesia for surgeries. Some anesthesiologists have tried to prevent the machine from being put into...
First Council of Nicaea
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On May 20, 325, the First Council of Nicaea was formally opened, starting the first ecumenical council of the Christian Church. The Council of Nicaea eventually settled the question on the divine...
If You Only Knew the Magnificence of 3, 6, and 9...
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Nikola Tesla once said, “if you only knew the magnificence of the 3, 6 and 9, then you'd have the key to the universe." But what did he mean by that? What is so special about the number 9? Do you...
Eruption of Mount St. Helens
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On May 18, 1980, 57 people were killed, hundreds of square miles of forests were destroyed, and $3 billion in damage was caused when the Mount St. Helens volcano erupted in Washington state.
Discovery of the Antikythera Mechanism
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On May 17, 1902, the Antikythera mechanism, an ancient mechanical analog computer, was discovered by Greek archaeologist Valerios Stais. The artifact was recovered from the Antikythera shipwreck...
Tesla's Alternating Currents
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On May 16, 1888, Nikola Tesla gave a lecture describing the equipment necessary to allow for the efficient generation and use of alternating current. Alternating current, in contrast to Direct...
The Mysterious Death of Roger Craig
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On May 15, 1975, former Dallas, TX police officer Roger D. Craig died, with his death being ruled a suicide. Craig, who was on duty on the day of the JFK assassination, often publicly recounted...
Youngest Confirmed Mother in Medical History
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On May 14, 1939, Lina Medina, a five year-old Peruvian girl, became the youngest confirmed mother in medical history, when she gave birth to her son. Lina has never revealed the identity of the...
Assassination Attempt on Pope John Paul II
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On May 13, 1981, an assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II was made by Mehmet Ali Ağca in St. Peter's Square, Vatican City. The Pope was rushed to the Agostino Gemelli University Polyclinic to...