Thursday, December 30, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
December 27 ~
On this day in 1968, Apollo 8 completed its successful moon mission. The capsule with astronauts Frank Borman, James Lovell and William Anders splashed down at 10:52 am. Astronaut Borman, a friend and former West Point student and colleague of then SDSM&T President Harvey Fraser, soon became an SDSM&T alum. On March 12, 1969, Borman visited campus and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering during a special campus convocation. Several months later, Alumni Borman returned to the School of Mines for the 1970 alumni reunion. The astronaut not only enjoyed reunion activities, he served as keynote speaker for the formal dedication of the Devereaux Library. Learn more about space missions, astronauts and campus history @ your library.
Posted by Janet at Monday, December 27, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
December 25 ~
The Erie Canal opened for business on this day in 1825. An engineering marvel of its day, the canal included 18 aqueducts, 83 locks and a rise of 568 feet. Construction of the 363 mile long canal had begun in July 1817 to provide a means of moving goods between Lake Erie and the Hudson River. Learn about this canal and other means of inland navigation @ your library.
Posted by Janet at Sunday, December 26, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
December 25 ~
Happy Birthday, Humphrey Bogart! Born on this day in 1899, Humphrey Bogart, a cultural icon considered by many to have been the greatest silver screen star of all time. Bogart will lead off the 2011 season of the Nostalgia Night film series. The African Queen starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn will open the series on Sunday, January 9. If you are a Bogart fan, thanks to the Friends of the Devereaux Library, you can check out a Bogie flick at the library. And, if Santa didn’t fill your stocking with Nostalgia tickets, there’s still time.
Posted by Janet at Saturday, December 25, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
December 24 ~
On this day in 1968, Apollo 8 astronauts Frank Borman, James Lovell and William Anders orbited the moon. During this time the crew made a Christmas Eve television broadcast, reading the first 10 verses from the book of Genesis. At the time, the broadcast was the most watched television program ever.
Posted by Janet at Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
December 23 ~
On this day in 1902, the Aswan Dam on the Nile River in Egypt was completed. The work of English engineers, the dam was constructed to stockpile water so that a regular supply would be available during the country’s low water times. Find out more about water resources development @ your library.
Posted by Janet at Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
December 22 ~
On this day in 1937 the Lincoln Tunnel, connecting Manhattan and New Jersey, opened. Initially designed for two tubes, one opened in 1937; the second tube was delayed by World War II. In 1957 a third tube was added. The tunnel is one of the busiest vehicular tunnels in the world, carrying about 120,000 vehicles each day. Learn more about the Lincoln Tunnel @ your library.
Posted by Janet at Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
December 20 ~
According to Jules Verne, Phileas Fogg completed his around world trip on this day in 1892. Christmas break is a great time to indulge in a science fiction film or to read a great science fiction book, available online and on the shelves @ your library.
Posted by Janet at Monday, December 20, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Take an audio book along. The library has a collection of audio books to help make those long drives seem a little quicker.
Did you know that many of the audios in our collection are donations? If you have audio books that you don't plan to listen to again the library is always looking to "grow" our collection.
Posted by Devereaux Library at Friday, December 17, 2010
December 17 ~
On this day in 1903 Orville Wright took the Flyer for a 12-second, sustained flight. This was the first successful, powered, piloted flight in history. Learn more about the Wright brothers and their quest for flight @ your library.
Posted by Janet at Friday, December 17, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
December 14 ~
On this day in 1986, Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan & Jeana Yeager, took off from Edwards AFB, California, beginning the first non-stop, non-refueled flight around world. Rutan was special guest speaker at SDSM&T’s Engineers’ Week celebration in 1988. Revisit this event @ your library.
Posted by Janet at Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
December 13 ~
On this day in 1950, legendary performer James Dean began his career with an appearance in a Pepsi commercial. If you have been supporting the Friends of the Devereaux Library Nostalgia Night film series, you've seen his fine films. If you missed them, you can checked them out at the library while you're getting your season tickets for Nostalgia Night 2011. Devereaux's cinema collection is one of the many projects funded by the Friends of the Devereaux Library.
Posted by Janet at Monday, December 13, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
December 12 ~
On this day in 1901 Marconi received the first transatlantic radio signal, England to the United States. Interested in the development of wireless radio transmission, curious about what's happening now? Check @ your library.
Posted by Janet at Sunday, December 12, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Several days ago I asked for help identifying some pictures from the archives. With help from Sid Goss, Sam French and many of the people who have been associated with Storm Mountain over the years, some of the mysteries have been solved.
We know the mystery location was Storm Mountain, and are fairly certain the year was 1986. We have confirmed the identities of several folks in the pictures too.
Thanks! I'm sure we'll be calling on you all for help again.
Student Leadership Retreat at Storm Mountain Center
Posted by Devereaux Library at Friday, December 10, 2010
Thursday, December 09, 2010
On this day in 1965 A Charlie Brown Christmas premiered on network television. Although the library doesn’t have this Peanuts cartoon, it does have many items to help you celebrate the season: music CDs, DVDs and video recordings, print books and e-books. Too busy to drop by the library? Devereaux Delivers!
Posted by Janet at Thursday, December 09, 2010
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
December 8 ~
Former Beatle John Lennon was shot to death by Mark David Chapman on this day in 1980. Lennon's music lives on and is available at the Devereaux Library. Did you know that the library has a collection of rock music on CD. These were added to the library collection to support SDSM&T's music curriculum, but are available for all Devereaux patrons to enjoy. Check them out @ your library!
Posted by Janet at Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Monday, December 06, 2010
Sunday, December 05, 2010
Saturday, December 04, 2010
Friday, December 03, 2010
December 3 - William Phipps Blake accepts position as President of the Faculty then reconsiders and declines the position [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 6]
Posted by Devereaux Library at Friday, December 03, 2010
Thursday, December 02, 2010
December 2 ~
On December 2, 1957, the first large scale nuclear power plant in the United States began operating. The Shippingport Nuclear Power Station, located west of Pittsburgh, used a pressurized water reactor to produce electricity. Want to know more about nuclear power? Find it at your library.
Posted by Janet at Thursday, December 02, 2010
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
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