Isaac Newton, beachcomber extraordinaire, was born on this day in 1643. That was 100 years after Copernicus’s death and the year after the death of Galileo.
Month: January 2011
How better to explain the workings of a locomotive, a steam engine, an automobile motor, or a pumping system than by using a series of flaps that, when opened gradually, reveal the inner workings of these complex machines? Moderne Technik provides a comprehensive view of the workings of the latest technological advances used in transportation and machines for industrial manufacturing of the early 20th century.
142 Years Ago … New York’s Harper’s Weekly published on January 2, 1869 with the salutation, “A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.”
In the New Year … May your cupboards be full … May your accounts rise in value … May you not have to work too hard … Happy New Year from Smithsonian Libraries.