1973 – Egypt launches a coordinated attack with Syria against Israel leading to the Yom Kippur War.
The Yom Kippur War, Ramadan War, or October War (Hebrew: מלחמת יום הכיפורים, Milẖemet Yom HaKipurim, or מלחמת יום כיפור, Milẖemet Yom Kipur; Arabic: حرب أكتوبر, Ḥarb ʾUktōbar, or حرب تشرين, Ḥarb Tišrīn), also known as the 1973 Arab–Israeli War, was a war fought by a coalition of Arab states led by Egypt and Syria against Israel from October 6 to 25, 1973. The fighting mostly took place in the Sinai and the Golan Heights, territories that had been occupied by Israel since the Six-Day War of 1967. Egyptian President Anwar Sadat wanted also to reopen the Suez Canal. Neither specifically planned to destroy Israel, although the Israeli leaders could not be sure of that.
1893 – Meghnad Saha, Indian astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic (d. 1956)
Meghnad Saha FRS (6 October 1893 – 16 February 1956) was an Indian astrophysicist best known for his development of the Saha ionization equation, used to describe chemical and physical conditions in stars. Saha was the first scientist to relate a star’s spectrum to its temperature, developing thermal ionization equations that have been foundational in the fields of astrophysics and astrochemistry. He was repeatedly and unsuccessfully nominated for the Nobel Prize in Physics. Saha was also politically active and was elected in 1952 to India’s parliament.
By Kealan Patrick Burke: Writing is Hard Work
By ALEXANDRA ALTER and DAN BILEFSKY: Kazuo Ishiguro Is Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature
By Jennifer Earl: Meteorologist reveals cause of colorful 100-mile-wide “cloud” over Denver
By Gary Price: Springer Nature’s Bookmetrix Launching New Metric for Ebook Collection Performance (Collection Citation Performance)
By Clover Hope: Requiem for the Hervé Léger Bandage Dress
By Kristen Lee: If I Was On This Plane I’d Never Fly Again
By Emma Baccellieri: Bryan Bickell Retires With Blackhawks On One-Day Contract After Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis
By Adam Clark Estes: AIM Will Finally Die Its Last Death Later This Year
By Melanie Ehrenkranz: Russian Soldiers’ Selfie Days May Be Numbered After Accidental Leaks
This pending Russian ban reflects how a simple post on social media has the power to leak military secrets, transform policy, and perhaps even start a war. Even tweeting a meme without careful precautions—like removing your geolocation data—can have serious ramifications. That’s likely why the US military considered a similar ban across nearly every social networking site in 2009.
By Rina Raphael: Why This Feminist Weed Camp Isn’t Just For White Women
By Arden: Reducing veteran suicide numbers, one service dog at a time (8 Photos and Video)
Zero22 currently offers services for $100 a month. But it is Alex’s goal for Zero22 is to offer free service dog training for veterans like himself.