I'm not a big fan of St. Patrick's Day. Partly because I don't like the taste of beer. Partly because it's the anniversary of my Horrible Teaching Day of horrible teaching days last year. And Partly because it's just too frat-bro for me.
But there's tons of other things to commemorate on March 17th! On this day:
- In 1950, researchers at UC Berkeley found the 98th element and named it "Californium."
- In 1959, the current Dalai Lama fled Tibet for exile in India.
- In 1845, the rubber band was patented.
- In 1919, Nat King Cole was born.
- 1853, Christian Doppler (as in the Doppler Effect) died.