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
Quote: “Don’t confuse facts with reality” Robert Ballard
1912 Regina Cyclone, 28 people killed
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.
Quote: “Like buried treasures, the outposts of the universe have beckoned to the adventurous from immemorial times…” George Hale.
1915 North Saskatchewan River Flood of 1915, the worst flood in Edmonton history
2012 A derecho struck the eastern United States, leaving at least 22 people dead.
Yesterday I talked about search training a dog and puppy runaways. The key to training a dog is a high profile reward. That reward consists of three things; treats, play, praise. You should choose either a food treat or a special toy for part of the reward, but always, always, give the dog a minimum of three minutes of praise and play. For the praise to be really effective, you want to make over the dog with a high pitched, squeaky voice. Believe me, this is essential.
6/28/1608 Giovanni Borelli, physiologist, he died in 1679 at age 71.
6/28/1824 Paul Broca, anthropologist, known for his research on the frontal lobe called Broca’s area, he died in 1880 at the age of 56.
6/28/1873 Alexis Carrel, physician, he died in 1944 at the age of 81.
6/28/1906 Marie Goeppert-Meyer, , physicist, she proposed the nuclear shell model of the atomic nucleus. She said that certain numbers of nucleons called magic numbers make an atom extremely stable. (2, 18, 20, 28, 50, 82, 126) she died in 1972 at the age of 66.
6/28/1912 Carl Weizsacker astronomer, he died in 2007 at the age of 95.
1865 Viroqua Wisconsin Tornado
1924 Lorain-Sandusky Tornado, 90 people killed.