Today – March 20

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Notable U. S. Birthday

B. F. Skinner  – Inovative American psychologist and behaviorist

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English: B.F. Skinner at the Harvard Psychology Department, circa 1950  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Burrhus Frederic Skinner (March 20, 1904 – August 18, 1990) was an American psychologist, author, inventor, advocate for social reform and poet.  He was the Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology at Harvard University from 1958 until his retirement in 1974. He invented the operant conditioning chamber, innovated his own philosophy of science called Radical Behaviorism, and founded his own school of experimental research psychology—the experimental analysis of behavior. His analysis of human behavior culminated in his work Verbal Behavior, which has recently seen enormous increase in interest experimentally and in applied setting.  In a recent survey, Skinner was listed as the most influential psychologist of the 20th century.  He was a prolific author who published 21 books and 180 articles.

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World War Cycle – Missionary Awakening Era – Second Turning, Awakening (1886-1909)
GI. Generation – Hero (Civic) (1901-1924)

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Today – March 15

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Today’s Notable Birthdays

U. S. Birthday

Andrew Jackson – 7th President of the United States

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English: Andrew Jackson – 7 th President of the United States (1829–1837) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Andrew Jackson (March 15, 1767 – June 8, 1845) was the seventh President of the United States (1829–1837). He was military governor of Florida (1821), commander of the American forces at the Battle of New Orleans (1815), and eponym of the era of Jacksonian democracy. He was a polarizing figure who dominated American politics in the 1820s and 1830s. His political ambition combined with widening political participation, shaping the modern Democratic Party. Renowned for his toughness, he was nicknamed “Old Hickory.” As he based his career in developing Tennessee, Jackson was the first president primarily associated with the frontier.

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Revolutionary War Cycle – The French and Indian War Era – Third Turning, Unraveling (1744-1773)
Compromise Generation – Artist (Adaptive) (1767-1791)

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Today – March 14

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Today’s Memorable Events

  • 14 Mar 1783 – Treaty of Paris ends American Revolution

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Albert Einstein – Eminent physicist best known for his theory of relativity.

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English: Albert Einstein Français : Portrait d’Albert Einstein (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist. He is best known for his theory of relativity and specifically mass–energy equivalence, expressed by the equation Emc2. Einstein received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics “for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect.”

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World War Cycle – The Gilded Age – First Turning, High (1866-1885)

Missionary Generation – Prophet (Idealist) (1860-1882)

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Today – March 13

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Today’s Notable Foreign Birthday

Joseph Priestley – Probable discoverer of Oxygen

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English: Portrait of Joseph Priestley. Pastel, original dimensions: 9 1/2 in. x 7 3/8 in. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Joseph Priestley (13 March 1733 (Old Style) – 6 February 1804) was an 18th-century British theologian, Dissenting clergyman, natural philosopher, educator, and political theorist who published over 150 works. He is usually credited with the discovery of oxygen, having isolated it in its gaseous state, although Carl Wilhelm Scheele and Antoine Lavoisier also have a claim to the discovery.

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U. S. Contemporaries: Revolutionary War Cycle – Liberty Generation – Nomad (Reactive) (1724-1741)

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Today – February 15

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Notable U. S. Birthday

Susan B. Anthony  – prominent women’s sufferagist.

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Susan Brownell Anthony, (February 15, 1820 – March 13, 1906) was a prominent a prominent American suffragist leader who, along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, led the effort to secure Women’s suffrage in the United States. Ca. 1903 (L to R) Anna Howard Shaw, Susan B. Anthony, Carrie Chapman Catt (Standing) Harriet Taylor Upton (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Susan Brownell Anthony (February 15, 1820 – March 13, 1906) was a prominent American civil rights leader who played a pivotal role in the 19th century women’s rights movement to introduce women’s suffrage into the United States. She traveled the United States and Europe, and gave 75 to 100 speeches per year on women’s rights for 45 years.

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Civil War Cycle – Era of Good Feeling – First Turning, High (1788-1821)
Transcendental Generation – Prophet (Idealist) (1792-1821)

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Today – February 12

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Today’s Notable Events

(Editor’s note: February 12, 1809 turned out to be a very big day for humankind.  Two remarkable men born on that day.  One changed the way we look at ourselves and one changed the way we look at others.)

U. S. Birthday

Abraham Lincoln – “The Great Emancipator”  16th President of the United States

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Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States. He successfully led the country through its greatest internal crisis, the American Civil War, preserving the Union and ending slavery. As the war was drawing to a close, Lincoln became the first American president to be assassinated. Before his election in 1860 as the first Republican president, Lincoln had been a lawyer, an Illinois state legislator, a member of the United States House of Representatives, and twice an unsuccessful candidate for election to the Senate.

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Civil War Cycle – Era of Good Feeling – First Turning, High (1788-1821)

Transcendental Generation – Prophet (Idealist) (1792-1821)

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Today – January 25

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Robert Boyle – English natural philosopher, one of the founders of modern chemisty.

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Robert Boyle (25 January 1627 – 30 December 1691) was an Irish-born English theologian, natural philosopher, chemist, physicist, inventor, and early gentleman scientist, noted for his work in physics and chemistry. He is best known for the formulation of Boyle’s law. Although his research and personal philosophy clearly has its roots in the alchemical tradition, he is largely regarded today as the first modern chemist, and therefore one of the founders of modern chemistry. Among his works, The Sceptical Chymist is seen as a cornerstone book in the field of chemistry.

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U. S. Contemporaries: Colonial Cycle – Cavalier Generation – Nomad (Reactive) (1615-1647)

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Today – January 4

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Isaac Newton – Father of Physics – His Works

Sir Isaac Newton, (4 January 1643 – 31 March 1727 ) was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist, and theologian and one of the most influential men in human history.

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His Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, published in 1687, is considered to be the most influential book in the history of science. In this work, Newton described universal gravitation and the three laws of motion, laying the groundwork for classical mechanics, which dominated the scientific view of the physical Universe for the next three centuries and is the basis for modern engineering.

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U. S. Contemporaries: Colonial Cycle – Cavalier Generation – Nomad (Reactive) (1615-1647)
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Today – December 27

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Louis Pasteur – One of the main founders of microbiology

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Louis Pasteur (1822-1895), Albumen silver print on card. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Louis Pasteur ( December 27, 1822 – September 28, 1895) was a French chemist andmicrobiologist born in Dole. He is remembered for his remarkable breakthroughs in the causes and preventions of disease. His discoveries reduced mortality from puerperal fever, and he created the first vaccine for rabies. His experiments supported the germ theory of disease. He was best known to the general public for inventing a method to stop milk and wine from causing sickness, a process that came to be called pasteurization. He is regarded as one of the three main founders of microbiology, together with Ferdinand Cohn and Robert Koch. Pasteur also made many discoveries in the field of chemistry, most notably the molecular basis for the asymmetry of certain crystals. His body lies beneath the Institute Pasteur in Paris in a spectacular vault covered in depictions of his accomplishments in Byzantine mosaics.

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U. S. Contemporaries: Civil War Cycle – Gilded Generation – Nomad (Reactive) (1822-1842)

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Today – December 11

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Today’s Notable Foreign Birthday

Robert Koch

Robert Koch – Nobel Prize winning discoverer of Tuberculosis bacillus

Heinrich Hermann Robert Koch (11 December 1843 – 27 May 1910) was a Prussian physician. He became famous for isolating Bacillus anthracis (1877), the Tuberculosis bacillus (1882) and the Vibrio cholerae (1883) and for his development of Koch’s postulates.

He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his tuberculosis findings in 1905. He is considered one of the founders of microbiology, inspiring such major figures as Paul Ehrlich and Gerhard Domagk.

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U. S. Contemporaries: Civil War Cycle – Progressive Generation – Artist (Adaptive) (1843-1859)