Category Archives: This day in history

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Celebrating Darwin’s Birthday

In recognition of Darwin Day 2015, the annual celebration of the birthday of naturalist Charles Darwin (1809-1882), we invite you to learn more about books and manuscript materials by Darwin held in the History of Science Collections at the University … Continue reading

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Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday

Today, on the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens, five volumes of Dickens first editions are on display as part of the Winter Holidays exhibit. These books are displayed courtesy of the John and Mary Nichols Rare Books … Continue reading

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Robert Bunsen’s 200th birthday

Google’s logo on its classic search page today honors the 200th birthday of Robert Bunsen. Bunsen, whose research interests included gases, photochemistry and spectroscopy, emphasized an experimental approach. As every general chemistry student knows from their use of Bunsen burners, … Continue reading

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July 4, 1776

Settle down with a cup of coffee and take a brief glimpse with us, on this anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, into materials held by the Collections with a connection to this historic period. In his … Continue reading

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