This Day In History
On October 1, 1847, Maria Mitchell, American astronomer, discovers a comet and is elected the same day to the American Academy of Arts---the first woman to be so honored. The King of Denmark awarded her a gold medal for her discovery.
Quote Of The Day
"We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry." Maria Mitchell
Image Of The Day
Maria Mitchell (seated) inside the dome of the Vassar College Observatory, with her student Mary Watson Whitney (standing), circa 1877; By Eva March Tappan - Heroes of Progress: Stories of Sucessful Americans (page 59), Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org