Archive for June 10th, 2023


Boston Bomber Tsarnaev Faces Prison Hell if He Escapes Execution - NBC News

(AP) – Ted Kaczynski, the convict known as the Unabomber,
was found dead in his prison cell Saturday morning. He was
81 years old.

Kaczynski was found dead around 8 a.m. at a federal prison
in North Carolina, a Bureau of Prisons spokesperson told
The Associated Press. A cause of death is uncertain.

He had been moved to the federal prison medical facility in
North Carolina in December 2021 after spending two decades
in a federal Supermax prison in Colorado for a series of
bombings that targeted scientists.

Kaczynski was serving life without the possibility of parole
following his 1996 arrest at the primitive cabin (below) 
where he was living in western Montana.

He pleaded guilty to setting 16 explosions that killed three
people and injured 23 others in various parts of the country
between 1978 and 1995.

07/10/95Wanted The Hunt for the Unabomber

Unabomber letters: Preferred Clinton to Obama, shocked by 9/11 attacks - Times Union

Unabomber tormented FBI officers for 18 years | The Advertiser

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'Benjamin Franklin and Kite, 1876' Giclee Print |

On this day in history, June 10, 1752, Benjamin Franklin is
reported to have flown a kite
during a thunderstorm, with
a goal of collecting ambient electrical charge in a Leyden
jar — a container that could store an electrical charge for
later use.

This potentially would enable him to demonstrate the
connection between lightning and electricity.

Franklin showed an interest in the subject of electricity in
the mid-1740s when much was still unknown on the topic.

For almost a decade he conducted electrical experiments.

The Physics of the Leyden Jar in 'MacGyver' | WIRED
A Leyden jar was the original form of the capacitor
(also called a condenser).      

Leyden jars are still used by teachers today to
demonstrate the principles of electrostatics.

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