• Four-year-old Sent through The U.S. Postal Service

    Four-year-old Sent through The U.S. Postal Service

    19 Feb 2014. Charlotte May Pierstorff (May 12, 1908 – April 25, 1987) was shipped alive through the United States postal system by parcel post on February 19, 1914.[1][2][3] After the incident, parcel post regulations were changed to prohibit the shipment of humans.[4] On February 19, 1914, then 5 year-old Charlotte May Pierstorff was mailed from Grangeville, Idaho to Lewiston, Idaho to visit her grandmother C. […]

  • Pluto Discovered

    Pluto Discovered

    18 Feb 1930. Pluto has yet to complete a full orbit of the Sun since its discovery, as one Plutonian year is 247.68 years long.[22 23-year-old Clyde Tombaugh, who had just arrived at the Lowell observatory was tasked to systematically image the night sky in pairs of photographs, then examine each pair and determine whether any […]

  • Sweden Julian to Gregorian

    Sweden Julian to Gregorian

    17 Feb 1753. Sweden’s transition to the Gregorian calendar was difficult and protracted. Sweden started to make the change from the Julian calendar and towards the Gregorian calendar in 1700, but it was decided to make the (then 11-day) adjustment gradually by excluding the leap days (29 February) from each of 11 successive leap years, […]

  • A above C Set to 435 Hz

    A above C Set to 435 Hz

    If you’re interested to hear A 435, here’s a tone generator for your entertainment. https://www.szynalski.com/tone-generator/ Before standardization on 440 Hz, many countries and organizations followed the French standard since the 1860s of 435 Hz, which had also been the Austrian government’s 1885 recommendation.[2] Johann Heinrich Scheibler recommended A440 as a standard in 1834 after inventing the “tonometer” to measure pitch,[3] and it was […]

  • Nature Publishes Human Genome

    Nature Publishes Human Genome

    15 Feb 2001. “The human genome holds an extraordinary trove of information about human development, physiology, medicine, and evolution. Here we report the results of an international collaboration to produce and make freely available a draft sequence of the human genome. We also present an initial analysis of the data, describing some of the insights […]

  • Youtube Registered in 2014

    Youtube Registered in 2014

    14 Feb 2014. The second-largest search engine in the world, and arguably the largest resource for sharing teaching and learning, YouTube registered on this day in 2014. Pictured here is a YouTube screenshot courtesy of the archive.org Wayback Machine. https://archive.org/web/

  • World Radio Day

    World Radio Day

    13 Feb. Proclaimed in 2011 by the Member States of UNESCO, and adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012 as an International Day, February 13 became World Radio Day (WRD). Radio is a powerful medium for celebrating humanity in all its diversity and constitutes a platform for democratic discourse. At the global level, […]

  • Why practice mindfulnes?

    Why practice mindfulnes?
  • Anniversary @2:50 EET

    Anniversary @2:50 EET

    11 Feb 2021. On this day EET@2:50 held its first meeting hosted from Finland. Meet local host Partha at https://at250.org/about/ Congrats EET!

  • First female professor

    First female professor

    10 Feb 1917. Johanna Westerdijk is appointed the Netherland’s first female professor. In 1917, she was appointed as the first female professor in the Netherlands, serving as associate professor of plant pathology in Utrecht University and in 1930 at the University of Amsterdam, with a total of 55 Ph.D. students earning their degrees under her […]