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Today in History:
1839: The first measurement of stellar parallax, by Astronomer Royal Thomas Henderson.
1998: “two teams of international collaborations of scientists announced the discovery that galaxies are accelerating, flying apart at ever faster speeds, by observing distant, ancient exploding stars. This observation – named as Science magazine’s “Breakthrough of the Year for 1998” – implies the existence of a mysterious, self-repelling property of space first proposed by Albert Einstein, which he called the cosmological constant.” January 9 – Today in Science History
Happy Birthday to:
1913: Richard “I am not a crook” Nixon.
1935: Bob “I am not Gilligan” Denver
1941: Joan “I am not Bob Dylan” Baez
1951: Crystal “I am certainly not Joan Baez” Gayle