On this day in 1965, the Ranger 8 Probe was launched to photograph the landing site for the up and coming Apollo Missions- these took place in 1969.
On this day in 1847, inventor Thomas Edison was born. Inventor Thomas Edison created such great innovations as the practical incandescent electric light bulb and the phonograph. A savvy businessman, he held more than 1,000 patents for his inventions.
On this day in 1869, the World’s largest gold nugget was discovered by John Deason and Richard Oates. The largest gold nugget ever found was called the “Welcome Stranger” weighing in at 2316 troy ounces (72.04 kg). It was found by John Deason and Richard Oates (pictured below with miners and wives) at Moliagul, Victoria, Australia on … Read moreThat’s one huge nugget!
On this day in 1905, the World’s largest diamond was discovered in South Africa. The Cullinan Diamond is the largest gem-quality rough diamond ever found, weighing 3,106.75 carats (621.35 g), discovered at the Premier No. 2 mine in Cullinan, South Africa, on 26 January 1905. It was named after Thomas Cullinan, the mine’s chairman. In April 1905, the diamond was put on sale in London, but … Read moreA jewel amongst the rocks
On this day in 1883, the first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey.
Well after finding out that their brain is an AMAZING organ and has so many functions, the Healthy Minds Team are back for their second visit to Red Lane. Post your comments and questions below.
How big is your brain? Have you got a healthy brain? Is your brain bigger than everyone else’s? Today we will be visited by the Healthy Minds Team to learn about the brain, its functions and how to keep your brain healthy- I bet your brain isn’t as big as this one! Each … Read moreHow big is your brain?
On this day in 1742, Edmond Halley died. Edmund Halleys’ reputation mainly rests on his discovery of the orbit of Halley’s Comet, named after him but he was widely involved in a number of scientific endeavors.
On this day in 1610, Galileo Galilei discovered Callisto, the 4th satellite of Jupiter.
On this day in 1969, the first trial flight of Concorde took place from Bristol- Concorde’s final flight was on 24th October 2003. Top speed: 2,179 km/h First flight: March 2, 1969 Number built: 20 (inc. 6 non-commercial aircraft) Program cost: £1.3 billion National origin: United Kingdom and France Produced: 1965–1979 Status: Retired