Thursday, September 30, 2010

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September 30 ~

Microsoft Corporation releases Internet Explorer 4.0 on this day in 1997. Learn more about Microsoft @ your library.

In 1954, the nuclear submarine Nautilus is commissioned. Discover more about nuclear submarines @ your library.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

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September 29 ~

The Nintendo 64 video game system debuts in USA on this date in 1996.

Nobel prize winning physicist Enrico Fermi born in Rome on this day in 1901. Learn more about Fermi @ your library.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

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September 28 ~

Carl Sagan's 13-part "Cosmos" premieres on PBS on this date in 1980. Explore the world of cosmology @ your library.

In 1937 Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River in Oregon. Discover more about dams @ your library.

Monday, September 27, 2010

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September 27 ~

In 1985 a supermarket roof collapses in Brussels resulting in eight fatalities. Want to learn more about structural failure? Check it out @ your library.

The Warren Commission releases its report claiming that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in 1964. More about JFK @ your library.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

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September 26 ~

In 1991 Biosphere 2 begins its two-year mission to measure survivability. Want to know the latest about Biosphere 2? It’s @ your library.

Happy birthday to fitness expert Jack LaLane who turns 96 today. Want to improve your fitness? There’s help @ your library.

South Dakota School of Mines - September 26, 1983

Federal government formally gives the coal gasification plant, located on Highway 79 South, to South Dakota and Governor Janklow in turn authorizes use of the plant to the college [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 168]

Saturday, September 25, 2010

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September 25 ~


On this day in 1890 Congress establishes Yosemite National Park. Interested in the geology of Yosemite? Find it @ your library.

Future Superman, Christopher Reeve, born this day in New York City in 1952. Discover the secrets of superheroes @ your library.

Friday, September 24, 2010

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September 24 ~

The 1st welded aluminum girder highway bridge is completed in 1958 in Urbandale, Iowa. More about bridge construction and design @ your library.

The United States' first nuclear powered aircraft carrier, the USS Enterprise, is launched in 1960. More about aircraft carriers @ your library.

On this day in 1890, Wilford Woodruff, Mormon Church President, issues a manifesto renouncing polygamy. Learn more @ your library.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

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September 23 ~

Lewis & Clark return to St Louis, completing the journey of the Corps of Discovery that lasted more than 2 years. Want to know more about the Lewis & Clark expedition? Find it @ your library.

Walter Pidgeon is born in New Brunswick, Canada, in 1897; in 1920 Mickey Rooney is born in Brooklyn, New York; and in 63 B.C. Ceasar Augustus was born in Rome.

In 1846 Johann Gottfried Galle and Heinrich d'Arrest find Neptune. Love astronomy? Find more @ your library.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

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September 22 ~

In 1791 English chemist and physicist Michael Faraday discovers the principle of the electric motor.

President Abraham Lincoln issues the first portion of the Emancipation Proclamation. Learn more about the Emancipation Proclamation @ your library.

The USSR detonates its 1st atomic bomb on this date in 1949. Want to know more about Russia and the atomic bomb? Find it @ your library.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

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September 21

Birthday greetings to suspense writer Stephen King, born in 1947; comedian Bill Murray, born in 1950; and Devereaux Library's Patty Andersen.


J.R.R. Tolkien publishes his novel, “The Hobbit” in 1937. More by and about Tolkien @ your library

South Dakota School of Mines: 1940 - Summer

Summer - National Geographic Society co-sponsors Badlands fossil hunt, allowing field work in the Badlands for the first time since 1935. [Twenty-Sixth Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota to the Governor for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1940, Fiscal Years 1938-39 and 1939-40, Transmitted to the Legislature at the Twenty-Seventh Biennial Session, 1941. pg. 432]

Monday, September 20, 2010

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September 20

George Burns [Nathan Birnbaum], is born in New York City on this day in 1896.






In 1519 Ferdinand Magellan begins the 1st successful circumnavigation of the globe.

The U.S. Patent Office grants a patent for the electric range in 1859.

South Dakota School of Mines: September 1953

September 1 - President Warren Wilson resigns [Thirty-Third Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota to the Governor for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1954, Fiscal Years 1952-53 and 1953-54, Transmitted to the Legislature at the Thirty-Fifth Biennial Session, 1955, pg. 81]

September 1 - Earl Dake named acting President [Thirty-Third Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota to the Governor for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1954, Fiscal Years 1952-53 and 1953-54, Transmitted to the Legislature at the Thirty-Fifth Biennial Session, 1955, pg. 84]

Sunday, September 19, 2010

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September 19

In 1911, future Nobel Prize winning novelist William Golding is born in England.

More than two months after being shot, President James Garfield, succumbs to the assassin’s bullet in 1881.

Underground nuclear testing begins near Las Vegas in 1957. Learn more about undergound nuclear testing # your library.

South Dakota School of Mines: 1970

Maher Barakat of Kuwait and Mines football punter is drafted by the Denver Broncos, he is the first and, so far, only, Mines player ever drafted by pro football. [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 125]

Saturday, September 18, 2010

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September 18

In 1819 Leon Foucault, the physicist who proved that the earth rotates, was born in France.


Academy Award winning actress, Claudette Colbert was born in Paris in 1905.

Joe Kittinger lands his hot air balloon in Italy, completing the first solo balloon crossing of the Atlantic.

South Dakota School of Mines: September 18, 1913

September - President O'Harra recommends that the name of institution be changed to "The Black Hills Institute of Technology". [Fifteenth Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota to the Governor for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1918, Fiscal Years 1916-17, 1917-18. pt.1, pg. 107]

Friday, September 17, 2010

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September 17

A landmark day for justice! In 1907 future Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger is born in Minnesota; 32 years later current justice David Souter was born in Massachusetts. Learn more about the Supreme Court @ your library.

In 1962 NASA announces its second group of astronauts, “The Nifty Nine.” These astronauts will be trained for upcoming Gemini missions. The group includes Neil Armstrong, Frank Borman, Pete Conrad, Jim McDivitt, Jim Lovell, Elliott See, Tom Stafford, Ed White and John Young.

South Dakota School of Mines: Sept 17 & 25, 1903

September 17 - Regents approve the requisition for $80 for a bell. [Eighth Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota to the Governor for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1904, Fiscal Years 1902, 1903. pg. 218]

September 25 - Regents approve the hiring of Evans Moore as bell ringer for $50 a year. [Eighth Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota to the Governor for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1904, Fiscal Years 1902, 1903. pg. 224]

Thursday, September 16, 2010

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September 16
Lauren Bacall born in New York City in 1924.

Discover more about Lauren here

James Cash Penney born in Missouri in 1875. Discover more about Mr. Penney here.

In 1890 newswriter George Whitney Calhoun named Green Bay team the Packers. Love football? Love football? Learn more @ your library.

On this day in 1963 "Outer Limits" premiered on television. Check out science fiction @ your library.

South Dakota School of Mines: September 16, 1938


September 16 - O'Harra Memorial Stadium dedicated, Hardrockers defeat Jackrabbits 8-7 in first football game [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 73]

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Agatha Christie




Born 15 September 1890 Died 12 January 1976
"Agatha Christie is the best-selling author of all time. She has sold over two billion books worldwide and has been translated into over 45 languages. In a writing career that spanned more than half a century, Agatha Christie wrote eighty novels and short story collections. She also wrote over a dozen plays, including The Mousetrap, which is now the longest running play in theatrical history." Learn more.

Not yet an Agatha Christie fan? The Devereaux Library has a few of her works to get you started.

Monday, September 13, 2010

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The new interface to the library catalog is down. Please use this link to the “classic” catalog:
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for the time being.

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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: September 8, 1927

September 8 - President and Mrs. Coolidge visit campus, spend an hour touring the Museum [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 50]

Monday, September 06, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines : 1953

Fall - "S" and "D" constructed on either side of "M" on M-Hill during M-Week.

South Dakota School of Mines : 1953

Fall - "S" and "D" constructed on either side of "M" on M-Hill during M-Week.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines - September 5, 1969

September 5 - Palmerton Hall dedicated [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 186]

Saturday, September 04, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: September 4, 1942

September 1 - O'Harra Memorial Building to be turned over to the state and dedicated September 4, 1942. Building to house the administrative offices, library, museum of geology and department of geology. Building is only the "main" part of the building design. The three wings were not constructed and would add about 75 percent to the floor space. [Twenty-Seventh Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota to the Governor for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1942, Fiscal Years 1940-41 and 1941-42, Transmitted to the Legislature at the Twenty-Eighth Biennial Session, 1943. pt. 274 & 276]

Friday, September 03, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: 1959

September - March/Dake Hall completed at cost of $440,000 [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 104]

Thursday, September 02, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: Fall 1968

Fall - Parents' Day parade attended by largest ROTC cadet brigade ever assembled on campus, as well as the largest group of parents to ever visit the campus [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 120]

September 1 - ROTC becomes a voluntary program [Regents Minutes, December 19-20, 1968]

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Holiday Hours

The Devereaux Library will be closed Saturday and Sunday, October 9th & 10th, for Native Americans' Day. We will be OPEN Monday, October 11th 4PM - Mid.

Thursday, November 11th, Veterans' Day, the Library will be OPEN 12 noon to 12 midnight.

Attention: GeoRef users

OCLC FirstSearch, the vendor that was providing access to GeoRef, is no longer doing so. As of today we have access to GeoRef via ProQuest's CSA interface. http://www.csa.com/htbin/dbrng.cgi?username=sdsmt&access=sdsmt57&db=georef-set-c It should work on campus or via VPN.

Please contact the library if you have questions about GeoRef. Please contact the ITS help desk for assistance with VPN.

South Dakota School of Mines: 1893

September 1 - Walter P. Jenney appointed Dean [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 16]

December 23 - Walter P. Jenney resigns [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 16]

South Dakota School of Mines: September 1, 1944

September 1 - President Connolly reports that the old original building has been abandoned since the army training program was discontinued and that it will remain so because of its unsafe condition, unless the space becomes absolutely necessary in the increasing enrollment at the end of hostilities. [Twenty-Eighth Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota to the Governor for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1944, Fiscal Years 1942-43 and 1943-44, Transmitted to the Legislature at the Twenty-Ninth Biennial Session, 1945. pg. 104]

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