July 06

This Day in History


Sprites Discovered

On this day in 1989, when scientists at the University of Minnesota inadvertently photographed a cluster of luminous reddish-orange flashes in the sky, the large-scale, high-altitude electrical … (more...)


Civil war in Nigeria

Five weeks after its secession from Nigeria, the breakaway Republic of Biafra is attacked by Nigerian government forces. Lieutenant Colonel Odumegwu Ojukwu had proclaimed the independence of Nigeria's … (more...)


First Rabies Vaccine

On this day in 1885, two French scientists, Louis Pasteur and Emile Roux, administered the very first rabies vaccine to a human. Previously, almost every person to have been infected with rabies died … (more...)