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Alfred Rényi died, 1970 (b. 1921).
Alfred Rényi died, 1970 (b. 1921).
Feb 1 all-day
Alfred Rényi died, 1970 (b. 1921).
Alfréd Rényi (20 March 1921 – 1 February 1970) was a Hungarian mathematician who made contributions in combinatorics, graph theory, number theory but mostly in probability theory.
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Bertrand Russell died, 1970 (b. 1872).
Bertrand Russell died, 1970 (b. 1872).
Feb 2 all-day
Bertrand Russell died, 1970 (b. 1872).
Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, OM FRS (/ˈrʌsəl/; 18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970) was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, essayist, social critic, political activist, and Nobel laureate. At various points in his life, Russell considered himself a liberal, a socialistand a pacifist, although he Continue reading →
Presentation of the Lord (Candlemas).
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Vettius Valens born, (b. 120 AD, d. 175 AD)
Vettius Valens born, (b. 120 AD, d. 175 AD)
Feb 8 all-day
Vettius Valens (February 8, 120 – c. 175) was a 2nd-century Hellenistic astrologer, a somewhat younger contemporary of Claudius Ptolemy. Valens’ major work is the Anthology (Latin: Anthologia), ten volumes in Greek written roughly within the period 150 to 175. Continue reading →
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Full Moon (00:33 MST).
Full Moon (00:33 MST).
Feb 9 all-day
Full Moon (00:33 MST).
Full Moon. Rises at sunset, high in the sky around midnight. Visible all night. Moon overview on solarsystem.nasa.gov
US Weather Bureau established, 1870.
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Anniversary of the 2013 Chelyabinsk Asteroid Impact Event
Anniversary of the 2013 Chelyabinsk Asteroid Impact Event
Feb 15 all-day
Anniversary of the 2013 Chelyabinsk Asteroid Impact Event
On February 15 2013 an asteroid exploded in the sky over the city of Chelyabinsk, in the the southern Ural region of Russia. The shock wave blew out windows all over the city, injuring over 1600 people, and damaged several buildings. This event Continue reading →
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New Moon (08:32 MST).
New Moon (08:32 MST).
Feb 23 all-day
New Moon (08:32 MST).
By the modern definition, New Moon occurs when the Moon and Sun are at the same geocentric ecliptic longitude. The part of the Moon facing us is completely in shadow then. Pictured here is the traditional New Moon, the earliest visible Continue reading →
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Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras
Feb 25 all-day
 
Maria M Kirch born, 1670 (d. 1720)
Maria M Kirch born, 1670 (d. 1720)
Feb 25 all-day
Maria Margaretha Kirch (née Winckelmann, in historic sources named Maria Margaretha Kirchin; 25 February 1670 – 29 December 1720) was a German astronomer, and one of the first famous astronomers of her period due to her writings on the conjunction Continue reading →
Mercury at Inferior Conjunction.
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NGC 3521, Bernard Miller, USA. This beautiful galaxy in a bubble is located about 26 million light years away in the constellation Leo.