This Day In Jewish History 1916: A Russian Astronomer Who Survived Stalin Despite Himself Is Born

Despite doing things like writing a book called 'Five Billion Vodka Bottles to the Moon' Iosif Shklovsky survived to expand our understanding of the Crab Nebula and the universe.

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July 1, 1916, is the birthdate of Iosif Shklovsky, a Soviet-Russian astrophysicist who by rights, should have been crushed by the Soviet machine, yet who, in a long career, studied the physical nature of many...