FYI July 21, 2018


 
 

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On This Day

 
 
1959 – NS Savannah, the first nuclear-powered cargo-passenger ship, is launched as a showcase for Dwight D. Eisenhower’s “Atoms for Peace” initiative.
NS Savannah was the first nuclear-powered merchant ship. Built in the late 1950s at a cost of $46.9 million, including a $28.3 million nuclear reactor and fuel core, funded by United States government agencies, Savannah was a demonstration project for the potential use of nuclear energy.[5] Launched on July 21, 1959, and named after SS Savannah, the first steamship to cross the Atlantic ocean, she was in service between 1962 and 1972 as one of only four nuclear-powered cargo ships ever built.[2] (Soviet ice-breaker Lenin launched on December 5, 1957, was the first nuclear-powered civil ship.)

Savannah was deactivated in 1971 and after several moves has been moored at Pier 13 of the Canton Marine Terminal in Baltimore, Maryland, since 2008.[6]


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Born On This Day

 
 
1923 – Rudolph A. Marcus, Canadian-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
Rudolph Arthur Marcus (born July 21, 1923) is a Canadian-born chemist who received the 1992 Nobel Prize in Chemistry[2] “for his contributions to the theory of electron transfer reactions in chemical systems”.[3] Marcus theory, named after him, provides a thermodynamic and kinetic framework for describing one electron outer-sphere electron transfer.[4][5][6] He is a professor at Caltech, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and a member of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science.

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FYI

 
 
By Elizabeth Werth: Ken Block’s Beautiful 1991 Ford Escort RS Burns to a Crisp in the New England Forest Rally
 
 
 
 
By Elizabeth Werth: Judy Stropus Mastered Timing and Scoring in Racing Before Computers Were Cool
 
 
 
 
He wasn’t fired or faced criminal charges, just moved into another position. What does this teach students?
By Olivia Krauth: Manual High School principal reassigned after lengthy investigation
 
 
 
 
Messy Nessy: Things the Soviets Made
 
 
 
 

Ideas

 
 

By Hometalk Highlights: 15 Clever Ways to Add More Kitchen Storage Space With Open Shelves These are all the reasons why this trend is here to stay.
 
 
 
 

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Recipes

 
 
My Recipe Treasures: Meatball Submarine Sandwiches, Real Cream Berry Salad, Chocolate Swig Cookies with Cookie Dough Frosting and more ->

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