“like a candle seen at night through a horn”
James Clerk Maxwell is one of the greatest scientists both in his own time and today.
On this day, December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing a bus driver’s instructions to give up her seat to a white passenger.
On this day 24th of November 1868 Scott Joplin was born in Texarkana, Texas, USA. There is some doubt as to the exact date and year of his birth.
On this day 17th of November 1970 the computer mouse was patented by Douglas Englebart.
On 10th of November 1871 American journalist Henry Morton Stanley met the Scottish explorer, missionary and campaigner against slavery Dr David Livingstone at Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika in Central Africa
On this day, 27th of October 1955, Rebel Without A Cause had its premiere in Los Angeles, California.
Georg Ludwig von Hannover was crowned as King George I of Great Britain and Ireland.
He was to become one of Scotland’s greatest portrait painters.
On this day, 6th of October 1956 Dr Albert Sabin discovered the oral polio vaccine.