On This Day
1845 – The first issue of Scientific American magazine is published.
Scientific American (informally abbreviated SciAm or sometimes SA) is an American popular science magazine. Many famous scientists, including Albert Einstein, have contributed articles to it. It is the oldest continuously published monthly magazine in the United States (though it only became monthly in 1921).
Born On This Day
1915 – Tasha Tudor, American author and illustrator (d. 2008)
Tasha Tudor (August 28, 1915 – June 18, 2008) was an American illustrator and writer of children’s books.
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