Page 2 of 62

Smile of the Day Wednesday June 22, 2022: Galileo Galilei

On June 22, 1633 Galileo Galilei was forced to recant his Copernican views that the Earth orbits the Sun by the Pope (the Vatican only admits it was wrong on Oct 31, 1992!).

Smile of the Day June 15, 2022: IBM was Incorporated

On June 15, 1911 Tabulating Computing Recording Corporation (which later changed its name to IBM) was incorporated. International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is an American multinational technology corporation headquartered in Armonk, New York, with operations in over 171 countries. The company began in 1911, founded in Endicott, New York, by trust businessman Charles Ranlett Flint, as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (CTR) and was renamed "International Business Machines" in 1924. IBM is incorporated in New York.

Smile of the Day June 14, 2022: The Bunsen Burner

On June 14, 1847 Robert Bunsen invented the Bunsen burner. A Bunsen burner, named after Robert Bunsen, is a kind of ambient air gas burner used as laboratory equipment; it produces a single open gas flame, and is used for heating, sterilization, and combustion. The gas can be natural gas (which is mainly methane) or a liquefied petroleum gas, such as propane, butane, or a mixture. Combustion temperature achieved depends in part on the adiabatic flame temperature of the chosen fuel mixture.