Fact of the Week: July 29, 2015

President Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act, which established National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), into law on July 29, 1958, 57 year ago today.
cite: http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/whyweexplore/Why_We_29.html


Fact of the Week: July 16, 2015

Mount Tallac is named after the Washoe word dala'ak meaning "large mountain."

Cite: Indian Placenames in America, Volume 1, By Sandy Nestor page 37


Fact of the Week: July 6, 2015

180 years ago, Samuel Clemens started publishing news stories in the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise, writing under the name of Mark Twain. A pen name he used from then on.

Cite: History.com