Today in History – Fuchs Convicted of Spying and Elizabeth and Edward Visit Boston!

Klaus_Fuchs_-_police_photographSo who knows who Klaus Fuchs was? I didn’t what I learned today was, that on March 1,1950 Fuchs was convicted of giving US and Allied information about the Manhattan Project to the Soviet Union. From Wikipdedia:

Klaus Emil Julius Fuchs (29 December 1911 – 28 January 1988) was a Germantheoretical physicist and atomic spy who in 1950 was convicted of supplying information from the American, British and Canadian ttp://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_bomb”>atomic bomb research (theManhattan Project) to the USSR during and shortly after World War II. While at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Fuchs was responsible for many significant theoretical calculations relating to the first fissionweapons and later, the early models of the hydrogen bomb, the first fusionweapon.[1][2]

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Now the reason that this post is so short and so late is that yesterday and today have been busy days! My daughter, Elizabeth, has two interviews this weekend in Boston. The first one was this morning at Northeastern and the other is tomorrow at Tufts. So yesterday I drove her to Boston. Initially, we were going to leave a little after lunchtime, but she didn’t feel well when we started out, so we turned around not far from home and then didn’t leave until after 6 o’clock and didn’t get to Boston until after midnight! Today, her interview was from 8:30 am until 1:30. During that time, I read and tried to write the above little post on my iPhone, which didn’t work! After her interview, we had lunch and then walked to Fenway Park and took the tour of the park. It was amazing to see how really small the park is! We even went up on the Green Monster. Tickets for those seats are won by an internet lottery and cost $165.00!! Standing Room only up there is $35.00 also bought through a lottery!! After the tour we went to try to tackle the History Trail but by the time we fought Boston traffic and found the underground parking at the Boston Commons, it was too late to do the tour; and we were cold so we went to Cheers for dinner and came back to the Motel and collapsed. Tomorrow appears to be another busy day, as we will go to Tufts, maybe try to see some more of Boston and then drive back to NJ. I will post if I can, if not I will be back to normal by Sunday!!!

When we were in Cheers all I could think of was how much I liked the episodes with Coach, especially coach’s method of studying!!

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