Today

Grevillea juniperina

The Wikipedia article of the day for June 25, 2021 is Grevillea juniperina. Grevillea juniperina, the prickly spider-flower, is a plant of the family Proteaceae native to eastern New South Wales and south-eastern Queensland in Australia. It is a small prickly-leaved shrub from 0.2 to 3 m (8 in to 10 ft)…
Read more...

Today in History – June 24

Today in History – June 24 On June 24, 1961, the public learned of President John Kennedy’s letter assigning Vice President Lyndon Johnson the high priority task of unifying the U.S. satellite programs.  Continue reading. One June 24, 1932, during the reign of King Prajadhipok of the Chakri dynasty, a…
Read more...

New Rochelle 250th Anniversary half dollar

The Wikipedia article of the day for June 24, 2021 is New Rochelle 250th Anniversary half dollar. The New Rochelle 250th Anniversary half dollar is a fifty-cent piece struck by the United States Bureau of the Mint in 1937 as a commemorative coin to mark the 250th anniversary of the…
Read more...

Today in History – June 23

Today in History – June 23 On June 23, 1845, a joint resolution of the Congress of Texas voted in favor of annexation by the United States. Continue reading. Robert Louis “Bob” Fosse was born in Chicago, Illinois, on June 23, 1927. …
Read more...

Sonic the Hedgehog

The Wikipedia article of the day for June 23, 2021 is Sonic the Hedgehog. Sonic the Hedgehog is a Japanese video game series and media franchise created and owned by Sega. The franchise follows Sonic, an anthropomorphic blue hedgehog who battles Doctor Eggman, a mad scientist.…
Read more...

Today in History – June 22

Today in History – June 22 Legendary magician and escape artist Harry Houdini married Wilhelmina Beatrice Rahner on June 22, 1894. Continue reading. On the evening of June 22, 1912, former President Theodore Roosevelt asked his supporters to leave the floor of the Republican National Convention in Chicago. …
Read more...

Discovery of nuclear fission

The Wikipedia article of the day for June 22, 2021 is Discovery of nuclear fission. Nuclear fission was discovered in December 1938 by physicists Lise Meitner and Otto Frisch, and chemists Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann. Fission is a nuclear reaction and process of radioactive decay in which the nucleus of…
Read more...

Today in History – June 21

Today in History – June 21 On June 21, 1934, Samuel Herman Gottscho snapped a photograph of the north facade of the Nebraska state capitol in Lincoln, Nebraska. Continue reading. June 21 marks the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. …
Read more...