April Fools

April 1, 1582

April Fools Day has been celebrated for several centuries by different cultures, yet its origins are unclear. Historians speculate that it began in France in 1582 when the New Year was changed from April 1 to January 1. Those who … Continue reading

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Robert Bunsen, Creator of Bunsen Burner, Born

March 30, 1811

Robert Bunsen is born in G├Âttingen, Germany. Bunsen goes on to┬áinvestigate emission spectra of heated elements and is credited with the discoveries of caesium (in 1860) and rubidium (in 1861). He is perhaps most well known for his development of … Continue reading

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