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Posted: Sep 29, 2020 - 5:17am

1957 – The Kyshtym disaster is the third-worst nuclear accident ever recorded.
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Posted: Sep 28, 2020 - 5:13am

1928 – Alexander Fleming notices a bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory, discovering what later became known as penicillin.
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Posted: Sep 27, 2020 - 8:24am



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1962 – Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring is published, inspiring an environmental movement and the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
 
Some of you know I fish.   Once upon a time I wrote articles about fly fishing, recreational fishing management and environmental clean ups.

In the late 1970s, Canadian mining giant Cominco now known as Teck invested about C$12 million into a water treatment plant for the Sullivan Mine complex in Kimberley, British Columbia.  

There was very little public pressure on Cominco to do this.  The Rod & Gun columnist for the local newspaper might have written a few words but otherwise there was no campaign.  The effluent discharge was discolouring rocks in the lower St. Marys river but trout and other fish thrived and moreover the effluent contributed to increased fish carrying capacity of Kootenay Lake.

The folks I talked to at Cominco said that they had all read Silent Spring and were able to convince senior management to do this.  

I ran into this elsewhere too.  

To conclude, Silent Spring not only influenced a movement and the creation of environmental protection agencies, it directly impacted the behaviour of large corporations.  

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Posted: Sep 27, 2020 - 7:58am

1962 – Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring is published, inspiring an environmental movement and the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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Posted: Sep 26, 2020 - 6:51am

1983 – Soviet Air Force officer Stanislav Petrov identifies a report of an incoming nuclear missile as a computer error and not an American first strike.
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Posted: Sep 26, 2020 - 6:50am

1969 – Abbey Road, the last recorded album by The Beatles, is released.
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Posted: Sep 18, 2020 - 5:26am

Sept. 18, 1970 - Jimi Hendrix died
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Posted: Sep 15, 2020 - 5:03am

1935 – The Nuremberg Laws deprive German Jews of citizenship.
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Posted: Sep 12, 2020 - 6:23am

1958 – Jack Kilby demonstrates the first working integrated circuit while working at Texas Instruments.
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Posted: Sep 9, 2020 - 6:58am

1956 – Elvis Presley appears on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.
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Posted: Sep 9, 2020 - 6:58am

1947 – First case of a computer bug being found: A moth lodges in a relay of a Harvard Mark II computer at Harvard University.
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Posted: Sep 8, 2020 - 6:31am

1966 – The landmark American science fiction television series Star Trek premieres with its first-aired episode, "The Man Trap".
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Posted: Sep 5, 2020 - 1:03pm

1977 – Voyager Program: NASA launches the Voyager 1 spacecraft.
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Posted: Sep 1, 2020 - 5:39am

1952 – The Old Man and the Sea, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Ernest Hemingway, is first published.
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Posted: Sep 1, 2020 - 5:38am

1939 – Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people.
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Posted: Aug 29, 2020 - 6:20am

1966 – The Beatles perform their last concert before paying fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
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Posted: Aug 28, 2020 - 5:38am

1963 – March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom: The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his I Have a Dream speech.
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Posted: Aug 26, 2020 - 5:22am

1920 – The 19th amendment to United States Constitution takes effect, giving women the right to vote.
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Posted: Aug 25, 2020 - 6:18am

2012 – Voyager 1 spacecraft enters interstellar space becoming the first man-made object to do so.
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Posted: Aug 20, 2020 - 6:19am

1858 – Charles Darwin first publishes his theory of evolution through natural selection in The Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, alongside Alfred Russel Wallace's same theory.
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