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Touro Synagogue - oldest in USA
[1763 - Touro Synagogue is dedicated at Newport, Rhode]

Neoimpressionist painter Georges Seurat
Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
[1859 - Georges Seurat, painter, born in Paris]

Circus Producer Charles Ringling
[1863 - Charles Ringling (Rungeling), circus
producer, born near Pikes Peak, Iowa]

Screenwriter Howard Koch
[1902 - Howard Koch, screenwriter, born
in New York City]

Lyricist, Songwriter, Playwright Adolph Green    Adolph Green with Betty Comden
[1914 - Adolph Green, Tony Award-winning songwriter, lyricist, playwright, born in the Bronx]

Actor Ray Walston    Actor Ray Walston as Boothby
[1914 - Herman 'Ray' Walston, Emmy Award-winning actor, born in New Orleans]

Actor Leo V. Gordon
[1922 - Leo Vincent Gordon, actor, born in Brooklyn]

Diva Maria Callas    Diva Maria Callas full length
[1923 - Maria Callas (Calogeropoulous), opera diva (soprano), born in New York City]

University of Chicago Stagg Field    Nobel Prize-winning physicist Enrico Fermi
[1942 - Atomic Age begins under stands of University of Chicago Stagg Field]

Critical Mass

The Atomic Pile goes critical for the first time

In 1942 the critical mass phenomenon was demonstrated by the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Enrico Fermi, who achieved the first sustained atomic chain reaction in a tent on a squash court under the bleachers of Stagg Field at the University of Chicago. It is but a small step to understand how this physical concept applies in other disciplines and human endeavors, but it surely does.

Pile People scientific colleagues

William's Whimsical Words:

When you look for it, you see it at work everywhere.

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