On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1862: Congress establishes US Mint in Denver, Colorado.

On this Day in History in 1855: First train crosses Miss River’s first bridge, at Rock Island Illinois and Davenport Iowa.

On this Day in History in 753 B.C.E.: Romulus and Remus found Rome.

On this Day in History in 1998: Astronomers announced in Washington that they had discovered possible signs of a new family of planets orbiting a star 220 light-years away.

Fun Fact of the Day

Fun Fact of the Day: Every single star has almost the exact same chemical composition. The nuclear fusion reaction which occurs in each star is identical in each star, which requires hydrogen which turns into helium. As the hydrogen burns it collapses and forms a center mass due to gravitational pull of the heavier helium.