David Hasselhoff is an American actor, singer, and songwriter. Though â€œThe Hoffâ€ spent a six-year stint on The Young and the Restless, he is best known for his roles in Knight Rider and Baywatch. During the late 1980s, he enjoyed significant musical success, particularly in Austria, Switzerland, and Germany. In 1994, Hasselhoff was scheduled to perform a pay-per-view concert that would hopefully reignite his US musical career. What major news event diverted his viewers?
Back in the day
The theory of evolution, which Darwin first expressed in The Origin of Species, was the result of his discoveries as a naturalist on board the HMS Beagle. His book explained evolution through the principles of natural selection and aroused widespread debate among scientists and religious leaders. Darwin spent the rest of his life studying the results of that expedition and developing his theory of evolution. Darwin may have contracted what debilitating disease during this voyage?
Born on a day like today
Kepler was a German astronomer, mathematician, and astrologer. A key figure in the 17th century scientific revolution, Kepler derived the three famous laws of planetary motion, which established that the planets travel around the Sun in elliptical rather than circular orbits. He is known variously as the first theoretical astrophysicist and the last scientific astrologer. When Kepler was five years old, his mother, who was later tried for witchcraft, took him to observe what phenomenon?