Today in World History (March, 14th)


On March 14, 1879, exactly 140 years ago today, Albert Einstein, the globally renowned scientist and inventor was born. The son of a Jewish electrical engineer in Ulm, Germany, the young bright Einstein during his early years as a school boy, fell in love with Mathematics and science.

Einstein’s Theory of Relativity won him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1921. Ironically, his academic work eventually led to the atomic bomb (which was first used during the Second World War (WWII) by the United States against Japan leading to the eventual defeat of the Axis forces which included Germany, Italy, and Japan)

However, maybe due to the devastating effect of the atomic bomb which his studies helped bring to reality, especially in that infamous WWII, Einstein devoted the rest of his life to world peace.

Albert Einstein, who has since been regarded as one of the most creative minds in human history, died in Princeton, New Jersey in the United States, in 1955.