Robert Rathbun Wilson, a renowned physicist, was part of the Manhattan project at the age of 29. After World War II he helped build the Fermilab and became its director from 1967 to 1978.
In 1969 Wilson was called before the Congressional Joint Committee on Atomic Energy to justify a 250 million budget. The budget would be used to build the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, often referred to as Fermilab.
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…let freedom ring / A. Philip Randolph
“The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom” took place on wednesday 28 August 1963. Around 250.000 people joined the march and made it one of the most memorable moments in american history. Most people remember the famous “I have a dream” speech by Martin Luther King, but not a lot of people know that King has not organized the march himself. Instead it was organized by Bayard Rustin and A. Philip Randolph.
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…Monsignor Lemaître vs Pope Pius XII
George Lemaître was a belgian catholic priest who lived from 17 July 1984 to 20 June 1966. Lemaître, even though he was an ordained priest in the catholic church, devoted his life mostly to the studies of physics, especially astronomy.
In 1927 he published his paper “A homogeneous Universe of constant mass and growing radius accounting for the radial velocity of extragalactic nebulae” in the magazine “Annals of the Scientific Society of Brussels”. The paper applied Albert Einsteins theory of general relativity to cosmology for the first time, formulating that our universe began with a giant explosion, and since then keeps on expanding.
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…comey as you are
James Comey was the head of the FBI from September 4th 2013 and was fired by President Donald Trump on May 9th 2017. During the presidential campaign 2016 the FBI was investigating an alleged russian involvement that was aimed towards obstructing the democratic presidential election. During the investigation numerous people have been reviewed, including some of the staff members of the Trump campaign. After being inaugurated, and even before that, Trump allegedly tried to influence Comey so he would shut down investigations about his staff members. Comey had taken meticulous notes of his meetings with Trump. Comey offered to testify and make a public statement about the content and nature of his meetings with Trump. On June 8th 2017 he appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee to testify, and prepared a public written statement, which you can access using the link at the bottom.
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