On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1855: 1st veterinary college in US incorporated in Boston.
 
On this Day in History in 1940: Glenn Miller records “Pennsylvania 6-5000.”
 
On this Day in History in 1932: Yellow fever vaccine for humans announced.
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On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 295: 8th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet.
 
On this Day in History in 1702: Comet C/1702 H1 approaches within 0.0437 AUs of Earth.
 
On this Day in History in 1902: Marie & Pierre Curie isolate the radioactive element radium chloride.
 
On this Day in History in 1940: The First electron microscope was demonstrated by RCA.

On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1881: Spelman College founded.
 
On this Day in History in 1965: 40 tornadoes strike US midwest killing 272 & injuring 5,000.
 
On this Day in History in 1775: The last execution for witchcraft in Germany takes place.
 
On this Day in History in 1940: Andrew Ponzi set a world’s record in a New York pocket billiards tournament when he ran 127 balls straight.

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Oligopsony
 
Definition: (noun)
 
1) a market situation in which each of a few buyers exerts a disproportionate influence on the market
 
2) a state of the market in which only a small number of buyers exists for a product.
 
Etymology:
 
Circa 1940; Oligopsony derives from the combining form olig-, meaning “few,” and the Greek noun opsōnia—”the purchase of victuals”—which is ultimately from the combination of opson, “food,” and ōneisthai, “to buy.”