On this day in 1947, the Doomsday Clock appeared for the first time, as the fourth quadrant of a clock face with its hands at 7 min. The Clock represents the hypothetical global catastrophe as "midnight" and how close the world is to a global catastrophe as a number of "minutes" to midnight. Its original setting in 1947 was seven minutes to midnight. It has been set backward and forward 22 times, the smallest ever number of minutes to midnight being two (in 1953) and the largest seventeen (in 1991). As of January 2017, the Clock is set at two and a half minutes to midnight. IMHO, it will probably change this week when the US pulls out (hopefully) of the Paris Climate Agreement. #doomsdayclock#time#globalwarming#globalcooling#climatechange#climate#parisagreement#climatechangeisreal#climatechangeisnatural
#onthisday 1st June #historybyjaz
495 - John Cor made a note referring to the first known batch of #Scotch#whisky
1926 Born today #MarilynMonroe
American model, actress, singer
1937 Born today #MorganFreeman
American actor, producer
1947 - The #DoomsdayClock first appeared, on the cover of Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. It was initiallys et at 7 minutes until midnight.
1967 - #SgtPepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band by #theBeatles was released.
1974 - The #Heimlich maneuver, named after Dr. Henry Heimlich, was published in the journal Emergency Medicine.
1974 #Born today #AlanisMorissette
Canadian/American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, actress
1980 - The Cable News Network (#CNN ) began broadcasting
2008 RIP #YvesSaintLaurent
French fashion designer