• E Day

    E Day

    The number e, also known as Euler’s number, is a mathematical constant approximately equal to 2.71828, and can be characterized in many ways. It is the base of the natural logarithms. It is the limit of ⁿ as n approaches infinity, an expression that arises in the study of compound interest. Wikipedia Euler’s number is used […]

  • Women Can Vote

    Women Can Vote

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elections_in_the_United_Kingdom The Representation of the People Act 1918 expanded the electorate to include all men over the age of 21 and most women over the age of 30. Later that year, the Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act 1918 gave women over 21 the right to stand for election as MPs. The first woman to become an MP was Constance Markievicz in […]

  • First Motion Picture

    First Motion Picture

    5 Feb 1870. The first motion picture was shown on this day at the Philadelphia Academy of Music, Henry R. Heyl presented his Phasmatrope, using glass transparencies of a sequence of static poses of a couple waltzing, mounted round a disc fitted with an intermittent mechanism and shutter, and projected by a magic lantern. This […]

  • Slavery Abolished

    Slavery Abolished

    4 Feb 1794. On this day the French Republic first abolished slavery. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavery_in_the_British_and_French_Caribbean

  • Japan Olympics

    Japan Olympics
  • World Wetlands Day

    World Wetlands Day
  • On Elasticity

    On Elasticity

    Sophie Germain is the first woman to win a prize from the Paris Academy of Sciences for her paper on elasticity. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophie_Germain

  • Galileo discovers moons of Jupiter

    Galileo discovers moons of Jupiter

    7 Jan 1610 7 Jan 1610. Galileo discovers the four moons of Jupiter. Pretty amazing what observation can accomplish when it’s persistent.

  • Love doesn’t just sit there

    Love doesn’t just sit there

    “Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.” Ursula K LeGuin

  • Golden Gate Bridge

    Golden Gate Bridge

    5 Feb 1933 On this day construction started on San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. Mindfulness builds bridges in the mind. Today we celebrate an iconic bridge that has served for nearly a century to bring ideas together.