• MIT Architecture School Founded

    MIT Architecture School Founded

    20 Feb 1865. The Architecture program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was founded in 1865, with the first courses taught in 1868. Despite its founding within a technical school, the architecture program began as a course of general study that was more closely aligned with the┬áliberal arts. William Robert Ware modeled the school as […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]