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On This Day

1936 – First flight of the Vickers Wellington bomber.
The Vickers Wellington was a British twin-engined, long-range medium bomber. It was designed during the mid-1930s at Brooklands in Weybridge, Surrey, led by Vickers-Armstrongs’ chief designer Rex Pierson; a key feature of the aircraft is its geodetic airframe fuselage structure, principally designed by Barnes Wallis. Development had been started in response to Air Ministry Specification B.9/32; issued in the middle of 1932, this called for a twin-engined day bomber capable of delivering higher performance than any previous design. Other aircraft developed to the same specification include the Armstrong Whitworth Whitley and the Handley Page Hampden. During the development process, performance requirements such as for the tare weight changed substantially, as well as the powerplant for the type being swapped.

The Wellington was used as a night bomber in the early years of the Second World War, performing as one of the principal bombers used by Bomber Command. During 1943, it started to be superseded as a bomber by the larger four-engined “heavies” such as the Avro Lancaster. The Wellington continued to serve throughout the war in other duties, particularly as an anti-submarine aircraft. It holds the distinction of being the only British bomber to be produced for the duration of the war and of being produced in a greater quantity than any other British-built bomber. The Wellington remained as first-line equipment when the war ended, although it had been increasingly relegated to secondary roles. The Wellington was one of two bombers named after Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, the other being the Vickers Wellesley.

A larger heavy bomber aircraft designed to Specification B.1/35, the Vickers Warwick, was developed in parallel with the Wellington; the two aircraft shared around 85% of their structural components. Many elements of the Wellington were also reused in a civil derivative, the Vickers VC.1 Viking.

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Born On This Day

1894 – Nikolai Chebotaryov, Ukrainian-Russian mathematician and theorist (d. 1947)
Nikolai Grigorievich Chebotaryov (often spelled Chebotarov or Chebotarev, Russian: Никола́й Григо́рьевич Чеботарёв, Ukrainian: Микола Григорович Чоботарьов) (15 June [O.S. 3 June] 1894 – 2 July 1947) was a noted Russian and Soviet mathematician.[1] He is best known for the Chebotaryov density theorem.[2]

He was a student of Dmitry Grave, a famous Russian mathematician.[3] Chebotaryov worked on the algebra of polynomials, in particular examining the distribution of the zeros. He also studied Galois theory and wrote an influential textbook on the subject titled Basic Galois Theory. His ideas were used by Emil Artin to prove the Artin reciprocity law.[4] He worked with his student Anatoly Dorodnov on a generalization of the quadrature of the lune,[5] and proved the conjecture now known as the Chebotaryov theorem on roots of unity.

Early life
Nikolai Chebotaryov was born on 15 June 1894 in Kamianets-Podilskyi, Russian Empire (modern-day Ukraine). He entered the department of physics and mathematics at Kiev University in 1912. In 1928 he became a professor at Kazan University, remaining there for the rest of his life. He died on 2 July 1947. He was an atheist.[6] On 14 May 2010 a memorial plaque for Nikolai Chebotaryov was unveiled on the main administration building of I.I. Mechnikov Odessa National University.[7]

 
 
 
 

FYI

Alabama:
By Heather Chapman: Ala. town council bans press, which editor calls ‘flat illegal’
 
 
 
 

Alabama:
By Christine Schmidt: With its Facebook Watch news show, Alabama’s Reckon wants to make a national audience care about local news
 
 
 
 
By Heather Chapman: Broadband providers and users in the Upper Midwest invited to offer perspectives in June 19 listening session
 
 
 
 
By Heather Chapman: FCC chair calls for increase for rural telemedicine fund
 
 
 
 
By Andrew P. Collins: This 200,000-Mile Air-Cooled Porsche 911 Has The Best And Worst Craigslist Ad
 
 
 
 
Atlas Obscura: Where the “no ending a sentence with a preposition” rule comes from, Capturing Old London, Iceland’s Tomatoes, The Largest U.S. Hooverville and more ->
 
 
 
 

By Emma Tucker: 7 Moscow restaurants with instagramable interiors
 
 
 
 
The Passive Voice: An Open Letter to Jeff Bezos, Amazon comes under fire for removal of book reviews, How One Video Game Helped Me Overcome Writer’s Block and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Emily Conover: In her short life, mathematician Emmy Noether changed the face of physics – Noether linked two important concepts in physics: conservation laws and symmetries
 
 

wiki: Amalie Emmy Noether[a] (German: [ˈnøːtɐ]; 23 March 1882 – 14 April 1935) was a German mathematician known for her important contributions to abstract algebra and theoretical physics. She invariably used the name “Emmy Noether” in her life and publications.[a]

She was described by Pavel Alexandrov, Albert Einstein, Jean Dieudonné, Hermann Weyl and Norbert Wiener as the most important woman in the history of mathematics.[1][2] As one of the leading mathematicians of her time, she developed the theories of rings, fields, and algebras. In physics, Noether’s theorem explains the connection between symmetry and conservation laws.[3]

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Two Nerdy History Girls: Friday Video: Wilma Rudolph, the Unstoppable
 
 
 
 

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907 Updates June 15, 2018

By Alex DeMarban: Shooting in Spenard Road parking lot leaves one person dead
 
 
 
 
By Daniel Kirby: UPDATE: Suspect in Fairview baseball bat attack found by police
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: Walker signs crime bills into law
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Naked man on Mat-Su mudflats again arrested in standoff
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Alaska pilot killed in midair crash remembered as respected flight instructor
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: A year after fatal bear attack, family will return to Bird Ridge for ‘Jack’s Run’
 
 
 
 
By Loren Holmes: Anchorage’s newest park has its grand opening Saturday
 
 
 
 
By Richard Mauer and Leroy Polk: Large crowd shows up at debate of statewide Democratic primary candidates
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: REI to be new Mall at Sears tenant, docs show
 
 
 
 

I would not invest any money in this venture.

By Elwood Brehmer, Alaska Journal of Commerce: Startup aims to revolutionize the air cargo industry, starting with Alaska
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: Study reveals shift in diet of Cook Inlet’s endangered belugas
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: 12 Anchorage-area hikes you can do in about 5 hours or less
 
 
 
 
By Shawn Wilson: JBER and Japanese paratroopers participate in Arctic Aurora training
 
 
 
 
Soldotna moose rescue, courtesy Val Ischi
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Beefy lettuce cups
 
 
 
 
South Anchorage Farmer’s Market June 16, 2018

Military June 15, 2018

By Katie Lange Defense Media Activity: Afraid To Start Your Own Business? This Vet Did It As An ROTC Cadet
 
 
 
 
By Walter Ham, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters: Coast Guard Veteran Dedicates 43 years to Keeping Mariners Safe
 
 
 
 
By Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Tegra Shepherd 3rd Marine Division: Face of Defense: West Africa Native Fulfills Dream in Marine Corps
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Robert Lyvers prepares for landing aboard the USS Iwo Jima in the U.S. 5th fleet area of operations, June 13, 2018. Lyvers is a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter crew chief assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Eric L. Alabiso II

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On This Day

1822 – Charles Babbage proposes a difference engine in a paper to the Royal Astronomical Society entitled “Note on the application of machinery to the computation of astronomical and mathematical tables”.
A difference engine is an automatic mechanical calculator designed to tabulate polynomial functions. The name derives from the method of divided differences, a way to interpolate or tabulate functions by using a small set of polynomial coefficients. Most mathematical functions commonly used by engineers, scientists and navigators, including logarithmic and trigonometric functions, can be approximated by polynomials, so a difference engine can compute many useful tables of numbers.

The historical difficulty in producing error-free tables by teams of mathematicians and human “computers” spurred Charles Babbage’s desire to build a mechanism to automate the process.

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Born On This Day

1900 – Ruth Nanda Anshen, American writer, editor, and philosopher (d. 2003)
Ruth Nanda Anshen (June 14, 1900 – December 2, 2003) was an American philosopher, author and editor. She was the author of several books including The Anatomy of Evil, Biography of An Idea, Morals Equals Manners and The Mystery of Consciousness: A Prescription for Human Survival.
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By Adam Clark Estes: The Very Best Beginner Drone
 
 
 
 
By Patrick Redford: Pair Of Port-A-Potties Departs This Earthly Plane
 
 
 
 
By Jennings Brown: Sheriff Says Campers Burning Poop in a Hole Started 500-Plus Acre Fire
 
 
 
 
By Maggie Taylor: Radiotopia Launches ‘ZigZag’
Welcome to ZigZag, our brand new podcast about changing the course of capitalism, journalism and women in technology.

Produced by Manoush Zomorodi and Jen Poyant, formerly of Note to Self, and in partnership with Civil, the show is a first-hand account of their experiences quitting salaried jobs in public radio to co-found a media company.
 
 
 
 
The Passive Voice: The Passive Voice – Words-to-be-read are losing ground to words-to-be-heard, a new stage of digital content evolution
 
 
 
 
By Sean Hayes, Tenor: 31st anniversary of the GIF: give your terminal some personality with Tenor GIF for CLI
 
 
 
 

By Melissa Patrick: People with positive attitudes about aging likely to live longer, have better health; rural populations tend to be older
 
 
 
 
By Jared Newman: Amazon’s Ring Alarm security system undercuts Nest and ADT
 
 
 
 
Ducks eating watermelon is one of the strangest things you’ll ever see (Video)

 
 
 
 
Dad and baby jump in to help a nervous ballerina (Video)

 
 
 
 

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Debbie HometalkerGlen Mills, PA: Pretty Sliding Barn Door. It Slides Behind a Dresser.
 
 
 
 
By Kara S. Hometalker Jersey City, NJ: Custom Stained Glass
 
 
 
 
Andrew @ ScrappyGeek.com Hometalker Enfield, NH: We Built Steps on a Slope
 
 
 
 
By bekathwia: Free Online Jewelry Class
 
 
 
 
By Jessyratfink: How to Repot Container Plants
 
 
 
 
By Licheness: Ziplock Toilet Paper Dispenser – Camping and Canoeing
 
 
 
 
By Techgenie: How to Fix Any Remote at Home


 
 

 
 

 
 

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907 Updates June 14, 2018

By Tegan Hanlon: Police locate family of 3-year-old found walking alone in Anchorage
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: Driver badly hurt in collision with truck stopped at Seward Highway construction zone
 
 
 
 
By KTUU Staff: UPDATE: Pilot of downed plane identified
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: ‘I’m starting to lose this airplane’: One pilot lands safely, another dies after collision
 
 
 
 
One bullet.
By Chris Klint: ‘Get an abortion:’ Man kicked pregnant woman in stomach, APD says
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: Roped together for nearly 2 weeks, mom and teenage son summit Denali
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: Cycling’s race of truth states the obvious: Sheryl Loan, 59, is amazing
 
 
 
 
By Daysha Eaton, APRN Contributor: NOAA law enforcement researches sexual harassment, assault among fisheries observers
 
 
 
 
APRN: Retired Ketchikan teacher, pastor charged with sexual abuse of a minor
 
 
 
 
DoD News, Defense Media Activity: DoD Recognizes Exceptional Sexual Assault Response Coordinators
Air Force: Capt. Lauren McGuire, 86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein Air Base, Germany;

— Army: Sgt. 1st Class Kacey Kitner, Fort Sill, Oklahoma;

— Coast Guard: Eric Barreras, Coast Guard Base Alameda, California;

— Navy: Hilda Ruby Godley, Joint Base Charleston – Naval Weapon Station, South Carolina;

— Marine Corps: Christina Chavez, Marine Corps Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia; and

— National Guard Bureau: Nicholas Gonzalez, Joint Forces Headquarters, Alaska National Guard, Anchorage, Alaska.
 
 
 
 
ECHO By Contributors: By the Numbers: Addressing Veteran Suicide
 
 
 
 
ECHO Contributors: Thank You for Your Service: The Effort Behind the Words
 
 
 
 
By Paula Dobbyn: Study: Alaska fishermen suffer high rate of health problems
 
 
 
 
Legislative News Juneau: C-SPAN roadshow will visit Juneau next week
 
 
 
 
By Marc Lester: Spreading their wings: Bird TLC is finally getting a home of its own
 
 
 
 
By Shawn Wilson: Can you guess what the L Street flower bed design is this summer?
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Alaska seal, sea otter pups rescued after being found alone and stranded
 
 
 
 
By Rebecca Palsha: Citing black market competitive advantages, legal marijuana industry pushes for tax reform
 
 
 
 
By Liz Raines: City special election scheduled for August 7
 
 
 
 
By Mary Simton: Wolverine vs. wolf video gives narrative to battle
 
 
 
 
By Carey Seward: The One Beach In Alaska That You Absolutely Must Visit At Low Tide
 
 
 
 
ECHO Eagle River Nature Center: Little Explorers – June 1, 2018 @ 11:00 am – August 31, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
 
 
 
 
Valley Jokes?~
Moms Everyday Alaska Whitney Kent: DIY grass heads
 
 
 
 
By Tracy Sinclare: The best way to get rid of dandelions
 
 
 
 
Julia O’Malley: Make yourself a very Alaska version of The Alaska cocktail.

Military June 14, 2018

By Army Maj. Geoff Legler Oklahoma Army National Guard: Face of Defense: Oklahoma Guard Soldier’s Promotion Makes State History
 
 
 
 
Press Operations Release No: NR-190-18: Defense Department Recognizes Exceptional Sexual Assault Response Coordinators
 
 
 
 
DoD News, Defense Media Activity: DoD Recognizes Exceptional Sexual Assault Response Coordinators
Air Force: Capt. Lauren McGuire, 86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein Air Base, Germany;

— Army: Sgt. 1st Class Kacey Kitner, Fort Sill, Oklahoma;

— Coast Guard: Eric Barreras, Coast Guard Base Alameda, California;

— Navy: Hilda Ruby Godley, Joint Base Charleston – Naval Weapon Station, South Carolina;

— Marine Corps: Christina Chavez, Marine Corps Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia; and

— National Guard Bureau: Nicholas Gonzalez, Joint Forces Headquarters, Alaska National Guard, Anchorage, Alaska.
 
 
 
 
Army Col. Scott Jackson, director, commander, 1st Security Forces Assistance Brigade, Resolute Support: Department Of Defense Press Briefing
 
 
 
 
Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten: Stratcom Commander Delivers John Glenn Lecture

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