ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY . . . . . . .
1641 - General court declares RI a democracy & adopts new constitution
1802 - Law signed to establish US Military Academy (West Point, NY)
1802 - US Army Corps of Engineers established (2nd time)
1827 - 1st US newspaper, "Freedom's Journal" owned and operated by African Americans begins publishing in NYC...
1829 - Ohio authorizes high school night classes
1881 - Barnum & Bailey Circus debuts
1882 - US Senate ratifies treaty establishing the Red Cross
1912 - Mrs William Howard Taft plants 1st cherry tree in Washington, D.C
1915 - Federal Trade Commission organizes
1926 - Robert H. Goddard launches the first liquid-fueled rocket, goes 184' (56 meters)
1930 - USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) floated out to become a national shrine
1934 - US Congress passes Migratory Bird Conservation Act
1947 - Convair Liner, 1st US twin-engine pressurized airplane, tested
1964 - LBJ asks Congress to pass Economic Opportunity Act as part of his War on Poverty
1968 - General Motors produces its 100 millionth automobile, the Oldsmobile Toronado
1998 - Pope John Paul II asks God for forgiveness for the inactivity and silence of some Roman Catholics during the Holocaust

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44BC - Julius Caesar is stabbed to death by Brutus, Cassius and several other Roman senators on the Ides of March in Rome
1729 - Sister St Stanislas Hachard, 1st American Nun, takes her vows in New Orleans
1867 - Michigan becomes 1st state to tax property to support a university
1869 - Cincinnati Red Stockings become the 1st professional baseball team...
1892 - 1st escalator patented by inventor Jesse W Reno (NYC)
1892 - New York State unveils automatic ballot booth (voting machine
1892 - New York State unveils automatic ballot booth (voting machine)
1897 - 1st indoor fly casting tournament opens, at Madison Square Garden
1913 - Cleveland establishes 1st small claims court
1930 - 1st seaplane glider flown at Port Washington, NY
1930 - 1st streamlined submarine of US navy, USS Nautilus, launched
1937 - 1st American blood blank in a hospital opened in Cook County Hospital in Chicago
1955 - US Air Force unveils self-guided missile
1960 - Key Largo Coral Reef Preserve established (1st underwater park)
1960 - National Observatory at Kitt Peak, Arizona dedicated
1962 - Five research groups announce the discovery of anti-matter
1971 - Chatrooms make their debut on ARPANET, the forerunner of .com, is registered
1985 - 1st Internet domain name, is registered
1999 - Pluto again becomes the outermost planet

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Jessica Marie Baker
· July 14, 2017
My four year old loved our visit. They had a shell table full of sand and shells to identify, an air cannon, gears, magnetic table, electricity, and so many more exhibits! She asked if we could go bac...k again today! See More
Mary Ann Whitehurst
· April 7, 2015
I love the science and tech center its awsome there are so many cool things in here like the ags (anti gravity stimulator) the van da grraff its awsome it's so hands on you can touch and play and out how things work they even do birthday partys i mean really how awsome is that my children love this place they have a train set just for the little ones. See More
Sarah A. Boller Morrow
· December 30, 2016
So many hands on options for the kiddos and fun for adult kids, too! We had a birthday party there and it was a lot of fun.
Michelle Thompson
· March 26, 2017
Had a great time with the family. Not very busy so we got extra special attention. The highlight of our visit was the gravity simulator. Thank you ISTC!!
Don Morrow Jr
· December 30, 2016
Fun for the kids and a little something for everyone. Birthday party is a real treat.
One of the robots.
Robotics program at the library. Sponsored by the library, Friends of the Library, and Independence Science and Technology Center. We had a great attendance.
Robotics program tonight at the library, was sponsored by the library, Friends of the Library, and Independence Science and Technology Center.

1639 - Cambridge College, Massachusetts, renamed Harvard for clergyman John Harvard
1677 - Massachusetts gains title to Maine for $6,000
1781 - William Herschel sees what he thinks is a "comet" but is actually the discovery of the planet Uranus
1877 - Chester Greenwood of Maine patents earmuffs...
1884 - US adopts Standard Time
1894 - J L Johnstone of England invents horse racing starting gate
1913 - Kansas legislature approved censorship of motion pictures
1923 - Lee de Forest demonstrates his sound-on-film moving pictures (NYC)
1925 - Tennessee makes it unlawful to teach evolution
1930 - Clyde Tombaugh announces discovery of Pluto at Lowell Observatory
1961 - Old type, black & white notes cease to be legal tender

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Studying storms and making houses that can withstand them was the Homeschool Science Club latest project.

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY . . . . . . .
1455 - 1st record of Johannes Gutenberg's Bible, letter dated this day by Enea Silvio Piccolomini refers to the bible printed a year before
1664 - 1st naturalization act in American colonies
1664 - New Jersey becomes an English colony
1755 - 1st steam engine in America installed, to pump water from a mine...
1773 - Jeanne Baptiste Pointe de Sable found settlement now known as Chicago
1850 - 1st US $20 gold piece issued
1860 - Congress accepts Pre-emption Bill: free land in West for colonists
1868 - US Congress abolishes manufacturer's tax
1884 - Mississippi establishes 1st US state college for women
1894 - Coca-Cola is sold in bottles for the first time in a candy store in Vicksburg, Mississippi
1912 - Girl Guides (Girl Scouts) forms in Savannah, by Juliette Gordon Low
1945 - NY is 1st to prohibit discrimination by race & creed in employment
1970 - US lowers voting age from 21 to 18
1981 - Walter R T Witschey installs world's largest sundial in Richmond, Virginia
2013 - JOGMEC becomes the first to successfully extract methane hydrate from seabed deposits

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Today is Girl Scout Day!
Their smiles, their adorable little outfits, their delicious cookies, their pledge to “be ready to help out wherever they are needed”—what’s not to love about Girl Scouts? For the 200 million boxes of cookies they bring right to our doors every year alone, they deserve their own holiday. Not to mention all of the other good they have done!
The History of Girl Scout Day
Girl Scouts came into existence in 1912, when a woman named Juliette “Daisy” Gordon...

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1791 - John Stone of Concord, MA, patents a pile driver
1849 - Abraham Lincoln applies for a patent (only US President to do so) for a device to lift a boat over shoals and obstructions
1862 - US issues 1st paper money ($5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500 & $1000)
1876 - 1st telephone call; Alexander Graham Bell says "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you" to his assistant Thomas Watson...
1880 - Salvation Army of England sets up US welfare & religious activity
1891 - Almon Strowger, an undertaker in Topeka, Kansas, patents the strowger switch, a device which led to the automation of telephone circuit switching
1902 - US court of appeals rules that Thomas Edison did not invent the movie camera
1903 - Harry Gammeter, Cleveland, patents multigraph duplicating machine
1971 - US Senate approves amendment lowering voting age to 18
1975 - Dog spectacles patented in England
1997 - PalmPilot, as developed by Jeffrey Hawkins, is released

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Do you remember Mario? Do you know how he got his name?

[Every March 10th] If you grew up in the 1980’s or 1990’s you are sure to know who Mario and his brother Luigi are. Mario and his brother are the most renowned...

What does it take to fly a kite?

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1817 - The New York Stock Exchange is founded
1838 - US mint in New Orleans begins operation (producing dimes)
1855 - 1st train crosses 1st US railway suspension bridge, Niagara Falls
1884 - Susan B. Anthony addresses U.S. House Judiciary Committee arguing for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote, 16 years after legislators 1st introduced a federal women's suffrage amendment...
1887 - Everett Horton, CT, patents fishing rod of telescoping steel tubes
1894 - The state of New York enacts the nation's first dog-licensing law
1913 - Internal Revenue Service begins to levy & collect income taxes
1934 - Edwin Hubble photo shows as many galaxies as Milky Way has stars
1936 - 1st stock car race is held in Daytona Beach, Florida
1946 - 1st helicopter licensed for commercial use (NYC)
1948 - US Supreme Court rules in McCollum v. Board of Education that religious instruction in public schools is unconstitutional
1961 - US nuclear submarine Patrick Henry arrives at Scottish naval base of Holy Loch from South Carolina in a record under seas journey of 66 days 22 hrs
1972 - 1st flight of the Goodyear blimp
1973 - Eisenhower Tunnel, world's highest and US longest, opens
1976 - 1,774 kg (largest observed) stony meteorite falls in Jilin, China

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Why is the sky blue and the sunset red? Find out Friday, March 9, 2018 at 1:30 pm at the Science Center. $1.00 for members and $3.00 for non-members.

Fri 1:30 PM CSTIndependence Science & Technology CenterIndependence, KS
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Signals created by the very first stars in the universe! Wow!

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A signal from the 1st stars

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY . . . . . . .
1558 - Smoking tobacco introduced into Europe by Spaniard physician Francisco Fernandes
1743 - 1st US religious journal, The Christian History, published in Boston
1766 - Don Antonio de Ulloa takes possession of Louisiana Territory from the French
1770 - Boston Massacre (Incident on King Street): British soldiers kill 5 men in a crowd throwing snowballs, stones and sticks at them. African American Crispus Attucks 1st to die; later held up... as early black martyr. Massacre galvanizes anti-British feelings
1774 - John Hancock delivers the fourth annual Massacre Day oration, a commemoration of the Boston Massacre, and denounces the presence of British troops in Boston, enhancing Hancock's stature as a leading Patriot
1836 - Samuel Colt manufactures first pistol, 34-caliber "Texas" model
1856 - Georgia becomes 1st state to regulate railroads
1868 - Stapler patented in England by C H Gould
1872 - George Westinghouse Jr patents triple air brake for trains
1894 - Seattle authorizes 1st municipal employment office in US
1900 - American Hall of Fame founded
1904 - Nikola Tesla describes the process of the ball lightning formation in Electrical World and Engineer
1934 - Mother-in-law's day 1st celebrated (Amarillo, Texas)

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Kerrigan celebrates her 6th birthday at the Science Center.

1791 - 1st US internal revenue act (taxing distilled spirits & carriages)
1791 - Congress establishes US Mint
1812 - US passes 1st foreign aid bill (aids Venezuela earthquake vicitims)
1813 - Office of Surgeon General of the US Army forms...
1842 - 1st US child labor law regulating working hours passed (Mass)
1849 - US Home Department (later renamed the Department of the Interior) established by Congress
1851 - Congress authorizes smallest US silver coin (3 cent piece)
1853 - Transcontinental railroad survey is authorized by US Congress
1853 - US Assay Office in NYC authorized
1855 - US Congress approves $30,000 to test camels for military use
1855 - US Congress authorizes registered mail
1863 - Congress authorizes a US mint at Carson City, Nevada
1863 - Gold certificates (currency) authorized by US Congress
1871 - US Congress establishes the civil service system
1883 - Congress authorizes the 1st steel vessels in US navy
1885 - 1st US state (California) establishes a permanent forest commission
1893 - US Congress authorizes 1st federal road agency, in Department of Agriculture
1915 - US National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) created, the predecessor of NASA
1921 - Toronto's Dr Banting & Dr Best announce discovery of insulin
1959 - 1st US probe to enter solar orbit, Pioneer 4, launched

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