March 3, 1879: U.S. Geological Survey established by President Rutherford B. Hayes

March 3, 1879: U.S. Geological Survey established by President Rutherford B. Hayes signing a bill authorizing money for the organization. “The USGS is a science organization that provides impartial information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards that threaten us, the natural resources we rely on, the impacts of climate and […]

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November 16, 1918: Sanitary Survey of Unnamed City — This Day in Water History

November 16, 1918: Municipal Journal. A Sanitary Survey of an Unnamed City. The conditions about which you will read were by no means unusual in 1918 in the U.S. “A State Board of Health a few months ago, made a sanitary survey of a certain city (the name of which is unessential) which was of more than […]

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November 1, 1836: Birth of Hiram Mills; 1952: Cuyahoga River Catches Fire…Again — This Day in Water History

November 1, 1836: Birth of Hiram Francis Mills. “Born in Bangor, Maine, in the year 1836 and receiving his early schooling there, the young Hiram Mills moved on to the newly-established Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute to be graduated before he was twenty. When he was in his middle thirties he was appointed Chief Engineer of the […]

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