Isaac Newton: the man who allowed us to Dubai
Isaac Newton: the man who allowed us to stick to the earth (just kidding!)
So Isaac Newton was born in the 1600s to a very poor family, Isaac's father had died before and his mother did not care for him at all, these hatred in her for his son would lead her to marrying a wealthy minister and leaving Newton alone to be cared and tended by his grandmother. Newton loved nature and he appreciated the way it was and had a keen interest for science from a young age. Newton studied at a nearby school and built his foundation from there onward. His building blocks were set but his early life is really boring so let's get on to his college life. In college he would change his life and pretty much the whole world... forever! At the time he was in college, he was in the same lock down as us but he had something ten times the pandemic now; he had to face the black plague which killed millions and had left hardly many survivors. This pandemic had killed over a million people, almost 60% of the population at the time and cleaned up the over a fifth of the population, 21% to be exact. At this time, Newton utilized his time effectively and discovered gravity (we all know that gravity had existed from the beginning of time and not from the 1600s otherwise old photographs from the 1300's would show people dangling in the air. Newton was the first person to have actually observed and put any thought into this idea, many people had ignored his theory just like Avogadro's theory (he is another scientist who discovered 'the mole' or '6.02 x 10²³'). His entire life consists of many achievements, although the most important one (in my opinion) is his work on gravity...
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Martin Luther King: the man who defied racism!
So Martin Luther King. Who is he? So he was a man who protested against racism: whites vs blacks, violence of black and discrimination of blacks.
Martin Luther King was born to a modest family, he was born in Alabama and this was the state he would have protested most against (his own city!). Martin Luther King was a powerful speaker and could persuade big crowds into following him to the path to non-violence.
So it all began when King was restricted from playing at the kids' playground, he came home that day and it was the first time his mom explained racial injustice told him...
At school he was not allowed to eat with whites and was bullied and physically abused; he was interested in sociology and medicine, which only whites used to learn at the time. His father was distressed after hearing him that he was interested in this. At college he was a brilliant student, although he was still verbally, physically and mentally abused and bullied. It was from then onward that he decided to dedicate his life to anti-racism.
After graduation, began his lifelong work, he started protesting and was put in jail multiple times for doing this. At the time, Martin Luther Kind was already married to Correta Scott who was his wife, she couldn't help but call the White House, and the phone was picked up by Robert Kennedy, John F Kennedy's brother, and in case you don't know who John F Kennedy, he was a president of the USA.
Martin Luther gave many speeches and started a lot of protests and ended up killing many of his friends, but these losses turned out to be huge gains in the end. Martin mourned at the losses but could do nothing to get them back, King continued his journey and in the end, he did successfully achieve this goal in many states and one day after his most important speech... he was assassinated the day after. His killer tried to escape but was caught and three days later confessed killing King, the killer's name was James Earl Ray and was caught using a fraud passport and a different name.
At King's funeral, hundreds of people mourned his death, and even Robert Kennedy had sent his man to observe the funeral, he didn't go assuming riots would have begun. At his funeral, Albernathy - a close friend of his, gave his speech and this day would be remembered forever.
P.S - He also received a Nobel Prize for Peace...
Albert Einstein: the man who changed the future!
So before we talk about Einstein and all that, we should know where he was born. So he was born in Ulm, Germany in 1879 to a very modest family. His parents were both very caring and even after all this, he spoke his first word at the age of three. His parents were shocked when they heard him speak, they asked him why he had spoken and in a very calm and gentle manner, he replied 'till now everything was in order, so i didn't have to speak', his parents were in awe from that day onward. His youth years were the building blocks for his career and he got interested in science, when his father showed him a compass. He was amazed and instantly fell in love with science, he loved it because it always pointed to the north. From that day onward, he started looking at science as a passion not as a subject. His school years were a bit sad as his family had to move to and fro from Switzerland, Italy and Germany. He hated his school life since the teachers were very strict and boring. Then came his college years, he was a brilliant student and he preferred learning through a heuristic approach rather than theoretical, he studied at the Zurich Polytechnic - a brilliant college at the time, there he met his future wife, Mileva Maric, they both spent a lot of time together and studied a lot. In 1903, the couple married and had their first child soon after. Then came Einstein's most important year:1905, in this year he published four papers, these four papers would revolutionize science and almost the whole world. The four papers were on Brownian motion, the photoelectric effect, light as a form of energy and relativity. Even publishing one of these papers would have revolutionized science, but Einstein did all four! In 1921, Einstein got awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics. Ironically, he wasn't awarded for the relativity paper, but for the photoelectric effect. He received this award in 1922, then he kept writing papers and until 1950, none of his life is very irrelevant except the fact that he contributed greatly in the production of the atom bomb which he had worked on to kill Hitler, Einstein was a very peaceful person but after what Hitler had done, he felt that it was something necessary to do this. He also reduced partiality between Israel and Syria, he was even offered the post of a president, a role he turned down! As his fame grew, he got many friends as well as enemies, Max Planck had invited him to teach, and the legendary Niels Bohr and Paul Dirac were against him. In 1950, came his last years, he hired a secretary to take care of him wherever he went (due to the war and his sickness) he had shifted to Princeton and taught there. He died in April 1955 and it the was day that the world would never forget, a picture of his desk with the unfinished paper lay as a symbol for the future, at least we think of it as that, but who knows what it signifies?