Category Archive: Science

Aug 26

August 26: Joseph-Michel Montgolfier (1748)

It was on this date, August 26, 1740, that French paper-maker and chemist Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, was born, one of 16 children of a prosperous paper manufacturer. With his younger brother Jacques-Étienne, the Montgolfier brothers conducted experiments with paper and fabric bags filled with smoke and hot air, which eventually led to their co-invention of the …

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Jul 22

July 22: Gregor Mendel

Gregor Mendel

Abbot Gregor Mendel was a freethinker who entered a monastery to study science.

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Jun 04

June 4: Susan Jacoby (1945)

It was on this date, June 4, 1945, that American writer and independent scholar Susan Jacoby was born. A journalist for the Washington Post and other publications for over 25 years, and author of the Post’s weekly column, “The Spirited Atheist,” Jacoby has authored the 1984 Pulitzer Prize finalist Wild Justice: The Evolution of Revenge, …

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