Today in World History: March 14th

On this day in 1879, German physicist and researcher Albert Einstein was born. Raised in Ulm as a Jew, he fled Germany during World War Two and escaped to the United States. As a supporter of the Allied Forces, he suggested to them the creation of nuclear technology to combat what the Germans were most likely already working on. After seeing the bomb that was created as a result of the Manhattan Project, he signed the Russel-Einstein Manifesto and strongly advised the Allies against using the bomb as a weapon. In his research, he came up with his famous equation E=mc², which allowed the leap in quantum physics, lending its use to space exploration and science, and other areas of physics, such as particle physics. He died in 1955 of an aneurysm at the age of seventy six, after being awarded the Noble Prize for physics and being offered the Israeli Presidency.

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”

-Albert Einstein

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