Mathematician Marie-Sophie Germain, who established foundational results in the study of both Fermat’s Last Theorem and the theory of elasticity, and was the first woman to win the Prix Extraordinaire of the Paris Academy of Sciences, was born #OTD in 1776.
The Mercury-Atlas 6 mission launched #OTD in 1962. John Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth; circling the planet three times aboard Friendship-7. Glenn didn't trust the computer controlled trajectory until Katherine Johnson checked it for him by hand. #HiddenFigures
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Maybe I should spend more time on here.
Donald Trump publicly denies climate change. But he is currently fighting to build a sea wall around his Irish resort to protect it from... rising sea levels due to climate change.