Tag: Science

The Angel Glow of the Battle of Shiloh

In April of 1862, the Battle of Shiloh was fought in Hardin County, Tennessee. The Confederate General Albert Johnson attempted to ambush the Federal forces led by General Ulysses S. Grant. The initial assault and the Federal counter attack was one of the bloodiest battles in America to date. There were 23,000 casualties littered over […]

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Francis Bacon

Born in January 1561, Bacon was the son of Sir Nicholas Bacon and his second wife Anne. During his time at Cambridge, Bacon began to question the accepted methods of scientific research, believing them to be flawed. His ideas led to the modern approach to scientific research. It is suggested that it was his experimentation […]

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First Human blood transfusion

Jean-Baptiste Denys was born in Paris around 1643, and after qualifying from Montpelier, worked as personal physician to Louis XIV of France. Denys was following the work of early controversial human anatomists, notably Andreas Vesalius in the 16th Century, who contravened guidelines set by the Royal Colleges of Physicians banning human dissection. Vesalius not only […]

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The Black Death

“Ring a ring a roses, A pocket full of posies, Attishu, attishu We all fall down” We are all familiar with the nursery rhyme of our childhoods, which is generally thought to be associated with the plague outbreaks of the 14th and 17th centuries, although this connection seems to date from as recently as the […]

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The Tunguska Event

On the morning of June 30, 1908, a fireball, that has been estimated to have been up to 30 million degrees Fahrenheit in the center, was seen roaring across the sky. At 7:17 A.M. in Russia, the flying object exploded above the Earth creating shock waves that registered 5.0 on the Richter scale and an […]

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