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Bicycles Beginning

“Every time I see an adult on a bicycle,
I no longer despair for the future of the human race.”
H. G. Wells

This weeks eruption of the Calbuco volcano, reminded me of the following article I wrote a few years ago about the history of the bicycle: 831 more words


The Year Summer Never Came

200 years (and 17 days) ago, the Earth was visited by a terrifying slice of prehistoric oblivion. Mount Tambora sits on Sumbawa Island, a member of the Sunda Islands in Indonesia. 1,826 more words

Peringatan 200 tahun letusan Gunung Tambora

Tanggal 10 April (beberapa sumber menyebut tanggal 5 April) 1815, Gunung Tambora di pulau Sumbawa mengeluarkan letusan dahsyat. Letusan ini bahkan disebut-sebut sebagai letusan terdahsyat yang tercatat di sejarah manusia modern. 113 more words

This Week In History: April 6-12

April 6, 1808: John Jacob Astor incorporates the American Fur Company, which would eventually make him America’s first millionaire.

April 7, 1827: John Walker, and English chemist, sells the first friction match. 74 more words


The Year Without a Summer.

I had a dream, which was not all a dream.
The bright sun was extinguish’d, and the stars
Did wander darkling in the eternal space,

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June 6, 1816: Snow Falls in PA Following Volcano Eruption in Indonesia

Imagine having to shovel snow in June or having a killing frost or worse yet having a year without a warm summer season.   That all happened back in 1816 when a massive volcano erupted in Indonesia on Mount Tambora.   263 more words

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