The Year in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics History

7 Jan – The first trans-Atlantic telephone service, from New York to London, was established (1927). 7 Jan – Japan launched the Sakigake, the first non-US and non-Soviet deep space probe and interplanetary spacecraft (1985). 16 Jan – The Space Shuttle Columbia takes off for mission STS-107 which would be its final one. Columbia disintegrated… Read More The Year in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics History

The Year in Medical History

1 Jan – German scientist William Rontgen announced his discovery of x-rays (1896). 1 Jan – All cigarette packages sold in the US were required to include the US Surgeon General’s warning “Caution: Cigarette smoking may be hazardous to your health (1966) 1 Jan – The first law requiring fluoridation of public water supplies became… Read More The Year in Medical History