John Gofman is born, and the hole in the ozone layer is the biggest it has ever been.
Fri, Sep 21 2012 at 6:00 AM
Sept. 21, 1938:
The New England Hurricane
slams into Long Island, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, killing 600 people. An estimated 12-foot storm surge floods downtown Providence.
Sept. 21, 1918: John Gofman
, a physicist who sounded some of the earliest warnings about the danger of radiation, is born in Cleveland, Ohio.
Sept. 21, 2006:
From this day till Sept. 30, 2006 — the end of the Antarctic Winter — saw the largest ozone hole
ever, covering 10.6 million square miles, according to NASA and NOAA scientists.
Photo: NASA/Wikimedia Commons
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