FYI December 08, 2018

On This Day

 
 
1953 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers his “Atoms for Peace” speech, which leads to an American program to supply equipment and information on nuclear power to schools, hospitals, and research institutions around the world.
“Atoms for Peace” was the title of a speech delivered by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower to the UN General Assembly in New York City on December 8, 1953.

I feel impelled to speak today in a language that in a sense is new – one which I, who have spent so much of my life in the military profession, would have preferred never to use.

That new language is the language of atomic warfare.[1]

The United States then launched an “Atoms for Peace” program that supplied equipment and information to schools, hospitals, and research institutions within the U.S. and throughout the world. The first nuclear reactors in Iran, Israel[2] and Pakistan were built under the program by American Machine and Foundry, a company more commonly known as a major manufacturer of bowling equipment.

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Born On This Day

 
 
1864 – Camille Claudel, French illustrator and sculptor (d. 1943)
Camille Claudel (French pronunciation: [kamij klɔdɛl] (About this soundlisten); 8 December 1864 – 19 October 1943) was a French sculptor. Although she died in relative obscurity, Claudel has gained recognition for the originality of her work.[1][2] She was the elder sister of the poet and diplomat Paul Claudel and the co-worker and lover of sculptor Auguste Rodin.

The national Camille Claudel Museum in Nogent-sur-Seine opened in 2017, and the Musée Rodin in Paris has a room dedicated to Claudel’s works.

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“This was a dynamic, chaotic event that led to a very brief but furious gun battle between the killer and the lawmen,” Ayub said. “This news is extremely difficult for all of us to process and understand.”

The officer who fired the rifle round is “devastated,” CHP Coastal Division Chief L.D. Maples said.

Maples said authorities learned of the ballistics finding on Wednesday.

“He’s currently not on duty,” Maples said of the officer. “He’s taking some time off.”

He described the officer as a nine-year veteran of the Highway Patrol.

“The mere thought of something like this happening is devastating to all of us who are sworn to protect,” Maples said.

He said his officer and Helus entered the bar together to save lives, and Helus “died a hero” in the fierce firefight.

“This tragedy underscores the difficult and dangerous circumstances law enforcement faces every day, often with only mere seconds to react,” he said. “The blame for this tragedy lies with one person, the suspect that entered the Borderline that night with the intent on taking innocent lives.”
 
 
 
 
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“This was a dynamic, chaotic event that led to a very brief but furious gun battle between the killer and the lawmen,” Ayub said. “This news is extremely difficult for all of us to process and understand.”

The officer who fired the rifle round is “devastated,” CHP Coastal Division Chief L.D. Maples said.

Maples said authorities learned of the ballistics finding on Wednesday.

“He’s currently not on duty,” Maples said of the officer. “He’s taking some time off.”

He described the officer as a nine-year veteran of the Highway Patrol.

“The mere thought of something like this happening is devastating to all of us who are sworn to protect,” Maples said.

He said his officer and Helus entered the bar together to save lives, and Helus “died a hero” in the fierce firefight.

“This tragedy underscores the difficult and dangerous circumstances law enforcement faces every day, often with only mere seconds to react,” he said. “The blame for this tragedy lies with one person, the suspect that entered the Borderline that night with the intent on taking innocent lives.”
 
 
 
 
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