Born on this day in 1817, Joseph Dalton Hooker, British botanist, founder of geographical botany and close friend of Charles Darwin (d. 1911).
Ed Yost, 1919, American inventor, father of the modern day hot air balloon
Paul Berg, 1926, American biochemist
Robert Ballard, 1942, American Oceanographer
I usually like to give my dog its heartworm pill and flea medication on the first of the month. That way I don’t forget. This is the end of the month, so tomorrow would be the day.
Corvettes are, Made in America in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Happy Birthday to the Corvette. It was on this day in 1953, the first one rolled off the assembly line, but that was in Flint..
6/29/1818 Pietro Angelo Secchi astronomer, pioneer in astronomical spectroscopy, he was the first person to state that the sun was a star. He died in 1878 at the age of 59, he did so many other things for astronomy he is worth looking up.
6/29/1833 Peter Waage chemist, co-discovered the law of mass action with his brother-in-law Cato Guldberg, he died in 1900 at age 66.
6/29/1868 George Hale astronomer, invented the spectroheliograph, suffering from frequent insomnia and schizophrenia, he claimed to have regular visits from an elf who advised him, he died in 1938 at age 69.
Always remember just because you love your dog, other people don’t. Some people are afraid of dogs.
Peerless umbrellas are Made in America. I wish I would have had one Saturday, My free Chinese umbrella turned inside out on the first wind gust.
6/26/1730 Charles Messier astronomer, published an astronomical catalog of deep space objects, called 110Messier objects, they are still used today. He also discovered 13 comets, he died in 1817 at the age of 86.
6/26/1824 William Thompson, physicist, coined the term “kinetic energy,” did important work in formulation of the first and second law of thermodynamics, he was knighted for his work on the transatlantic telegraph and became Lord Kelvin. He died in 1907 at age 83.
6/26/1914 Spitzer Lyman astronomer, invented the stellarator and is the namesake of NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. he was one of the first to recognize that star formation was an ongoing and contemporary process. He died in 1997 at age 82.