Fluid Catalytic Cracking Plant Opens

Powdered Catalyst, Louisiana (PCLA) No. 1 opened in Baton Rouge, LA, USA in 1942 as the first petrochemical plant for fluid catalytic cracking. Continue reading

Self-Sustaining Nuclear Chain Reaction Demonstration

Italian-American physicist Enrico Fermi created the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction demonstration on December 2, 1942 Continue reading

Eugene Wigner Founder of Quantum Mechanics

Eugene Paul Wigner, Hungarian-American physicist and nuclear engineer was a founder of quantum mechanics. Continue reading

3D Molecular Analysis of Cholesteryl Iodide

A 3D molecular structure of cholesteryl iodide was created as a complex organic molecule by Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin in 1945. Continue reading

King George VI – King of England

George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George; 14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death. Continue reading

Country of Malta receives the George Cross Medal

The country of Malta received the British Civilian Medal: George Cross, on April 15th 1942, by King George VI. Continue reading

Royal Canadian Mounted Police cross Northwest Passage

Technically the ship named St. Rich (RCMP's patrol ship) was the second ship to cross the Northwest Passage, but in 1942 the St. Roch was the first to cross it, west to east. Continue reading