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Sunday, May 27, 2007

Obscure Moments in History: Einstein at the Battle of Midway

Albert Einstein, the German-born American physicist who developed the theories of relativity and mass-energy equivalence (E = mc2), is invited by the U.S. Navy to visit the USS Yorktown as it sails the Pacific Ocean. Einstein rides his bicycle on the deck of the carrier as the Japanese attack. Smoke pours from the Yorktown's stacks after being hit in the boilers by Japanese dive bombers at the Battle of Midway on June 4, 1942.
Einstein is quoted as saying: “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving." Especially when the Japanese are attacking.

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