Cyber Mouse Brain Flies Flight Simulator - In 2004, a Florida scientist developed a "brain" in a glass dish that is capable of flying a virtual fighter plane and could enhance medical understanding of neural disorders such as epilepsy. The "living computer" was grown from 25,000 neurons extracted from a rat's brain and arranged over a grid of 60 electrodes in a Petri dish. The brain cells then started to reconnect themselves, forming microscopic interconnections.
Tsar Boris III - Under King Boris III, Bulgaria was the only nation in Europe to save its entire Jewish population during the Holocaust. Boris was one of the few world leaders who defied Hitler face to face during the war, refusing multiple times to deliver his Jewish citizens beyond the borders of his kingdom.
Ben Kuroki, the only Japanese-American of the US Army to see air combat in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He flew a total of 58 combat missions over Europe and the Pacific during the war and eventually earned three Distinguished Flying Crosses. When asked about the prejudice that almost prevented him from service, Kuroki said: "I had to fight like hell for the right to fight for my own country."
More than 4,000 children were sent from France to Auschwitz, and every one of them was murdered. During 1942 about 200,000 Jews were sent to Auschwitz from all over Europe— France, Holland, Belgium, Norway, Yugoslavia, Poland, the Czech lands, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany. About 70 percent of them were murdered immediately upon arrival.
Lt. Charles Bailey, a Tuskegee Airman who flew 133 combat mission over North Africa and Europe. A member of the 99th Fighter Squadron, he earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal, Four Oak Clusters, and the Presidential Unit Citation. Six Bailey Brothers Of Punta Gorda, Florida Served the Country in World War II, and the seventh in the Korean War.