King Gustaf V of Sweden

Gustaf V (16 June 1858 - 29 October 1950) was King of Sweden from 1907 to 1950. He was the son of Oscar II of Sweden and Sofia of Nassau. Gustaf has been married of his wife. Victoria of Baden (m. 1881; her death 1930).
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James Watt (1736)    Scottish inventor and mechanical engineer whose improvements to the Newcomen steam engine were fundamental to the changes brought by the Industrial Revolution.

James Watt (1736) Scottish inventor and mechanical engineer whose improvements to the Newcomen steam engine were fundamental to the changes brought by the Industrial Revolution.

Drilled by Edwin Drake in 1859, along the banks of Oil Creek, Drake's Well is the first commercial oil well in the United States. The original structures at the well caught fire in October 1859 and were rebuilt by Drake a month later. The well produced 12 to 20 barrels a day, but, after the price of oil plummeted from the resulting boom, it was never profitable. The well stopped producing in 1861 and in 1876 to the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia.

Drilled by Edwin Drake in 1859, along the banks of Oil Creek, Drake's Well is the first commercial oil well in the United States. The original structures at the well caught fire in October 1859 and were rebuilt by Drake a month later. The well produced 12 to 20 barrels a day, but, after the price of oil plummeted from the resulting boom, it was never profitable. The well stopped producing in 1861 and in 1876 to the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia.

Fritz Haber discovered how to extract nitrogen from the air through ammonia synthesis. Before the twentieth century only lightning and certain microbes in the roots of legumes could supply nitrogen to soil.    For his efforts Haber received the 1918 Nobel Prize in chemistry.   But Haber's story also has a dark side: "Fritz Haber spent World War I creating poison gas for the German military (which so distressed his wife that she committed suicide in 1916)." (McNeill, 24)

Fritz Haber discovered how to extract nitrogen from the air through ammonia synthesis. Before the twentieth century only lightning and certain microbes in the roots of legumes could supply nitrogen to soil. For his efforts Haber received the 1918 Nobel Prize in chemistry. But Haber's story also has a dark side: "Fritz Haber spent World War I creating poison gas for the German military (which so distressed his wife that she committed suicide in 1916)." (McNeill, 24)

Original Vintage chemistry laboratory by LyraNebulaPrints on Etsy, $23.95

Original Vintage chemistry laboratory by LyraNebulaPrints on Etsy, $23.95

Vintage french chemistry apparatus print by LyraNebulaPrints

Vintage french chemistry apparatus print by LyraNebulaPrints

Ese punto azul pálido (Pale Blue Dot): Moselio [Propuesta de nombre para un nuevo element...

Ese punto azul pálido (Pale Blue Dot): Moselio [Propuesta de nombre para un nuevo element...

I know that headline seems a little ridiculous: why were there no tanks in the Civil War? Most of you are likely thinking ‘because nobody built any, idiot.’ While you’d be absolutely right to think that, I still find the question interesting, because I’m pretty sure the Union was shockingly close to building one; they just never knew it.

Why Were There No Tanks In The Civil War?

I know that headline seems a little ridiculous: why were there no tanks in the Civil War? Most of you are likely thinking ‘because nobody built any, idiot.’ While you’d be absolutely right to think that, I still find the question interesting, because I’m pretty sure the Union was shockingly close to building one; they just never knew it.

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