Female track and field athlete, Francina Blankers-Koen of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, won four gold medals at the 1948 Olympic Games in London, England. Continue reading
Hebrew, the national language of the state of Israel was revived for modern use as daily speech following the Jewish Babylonian exile circa 586 BCE, and adopted as the official language of Israel in 1948. Continue reading
David Carl Schilling (December 15, 1918 – August 14, 1956) was a U.S. Air Force officer, fighter ace credited with 22½ confirmed claims, and leading advocate of long-range jet fighter operations. Kansas' Schilling Air Force Base was named in his memory. Continue reading
Colonel David Carl Schilling, U.S. 56th Fighter Group commanded the first transatlantic eastward jet flight Continue reading
The first airplane hijacking occurred en route from Macao, China, to Hong Kong during a Cathay Pacific Airways flight Continue reading
FRSC (12 May 1910 – 29 July 1994) was a British chemist who developed protein crystallography, for which she won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1964.
Three-dimensional molecular analysis was done of Vitamin B12 in the form of cyanocobalamin, substance aiding in the development of red blood cells. Continue reading
Yuri Nikolaevich Denisyuk (July 27, 1927 in Sochi – May 14, 2006 in Saint Petersburg) a Soviet physicist, one of the founders of optical holography. Continue reading
the American radar researchers Emmett Leith and Juris Upatnieks of the University of Michigan, USA, produced a Hologram in 1962, building on theoretical work by British/Hungarian physicist Dennis Gabor, done in 1948.
John Bardeen (/bɑːrˈdiːn/; May 23, 1908 – January 30, 1991) was an American physicist and electrical engineer, the only person to have won the Nobel Prize in Physics twice: first in 1956 with William Shockley and Walter Brattain for the invention of the transistor; and again in 1972 with Leon N Cooper and John Robert Schrieffer for a fundamental theory of conventional superconductivity known as the BCS theory. Continue reading