Thomas Midgley, Jr. discovered the benefits of leaded gasoline, and a fierce storm is blamed the death of whales and dolphins.
Mon, Dec 09, 2013 at 5:00 AM
Dec. 9, 1921:
Chemist Thomas Midgley, Jr. discovers that adding Tetraethyl Lead (TEL)
to gasoline reduces engine knock and increases performance. Decades later, leaded gasoline would be banned for its impacts on human health.
Dec. 9, 2012:
Another U.N. climate conference
ends in Doha, Qatar. Delegates and observers bemoan the meeting’s failure to produce any agreements on greenhouse gas emissions.
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