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  1. Oct 2023
    1. By the time Andrew White wrote his A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom (1896) (online here), Columbus’s struggles to overcome a medieval Church that believed in a flat earth had become historical fact.
  2. Sep 2023
    1. In 1896, they invented a simple mending tape to fix torn currency, but it soon became a hit with librarians for mending books. Gaylord Bros. became a purveyor of supplies to libraries across the country.
  3. Apr 2023
    1. A particularly important figure in the development of progressive education wasJohn Dewey, whose Laboratory School was founded in 1896 with the aim ofproviding the kind of progressive education that it was not possible to find inother schools in the USA at the time.



  4. Feb 2023
    1. The 1869 document contained more forceful language against secession, greater protections for freedmen, and limits on local power, as localities were believed to be the source of racial hostility.
  5. Aug 2022
    1. In 1896, Dewey formed a partnership with Herman Hollerith and the Tabulating Machine Company (TMC) to provide the punch cards used for the electro-mechanical counting system of the US government census operations. Dewey’s relationship with Hollerith is significant as TMC would be renamed International Business Machines (IBM) in 1924 and become an important force in the information age and creator of the first relational database.
  6. Mar 2022
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  8. Jan 2019
    1. Gymnastics can trace its roots all the way back to the ancient Greeks. The sport has been included in the Olympics since the first modern Games in 1896.

      Traced back all the way to the first modern games in 1896.