Albert Einstein's full name is "Albert Einstein." He has no middle names and received the name at his birth in 1879 in the German Empire.
Albert Einstein shared his last name with his parents, Hermann and Pauline Einstein. The surname Einstein was common among German Jews at the time. It translates roughly to "to surround with stone." The name Albert, meaning both "noble" and "bright," became popular in Germany in the late 19th century, around the time of Albert Einstein's birth. Many buildings and educational institutions are named after Albert Einstein in honor of his scientific achievements, including his childhood school, which is now called Albert Einstein Gymnasium.Learn More
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill started with a blowout and explosion on April 20, 2010 at BP's Macondo Prospect drilling site. The gusher continued for 87 days and was declared capped on Sept. 19, 2010. There is evidence, however, that oil continues to seep from the site as of 2014.Full Answer >
The 1950s were a time of prosperity in America because of the economic boom after the end of the Great Depression, and home ownership was considered the epitome of the American dream. America saw increased material wealth and the growth of suburbs and automobile production.Full Answer >
Cooper Manning, the eldest brother of football stars Eli and Payton Manning, was an all-state wide receiver in high school; he intended to play football at the collegiate level and eventually in the National Football League, but he was forced to end his football career prematurely, due to a medical condition known as spinal stenosis.He is now part-owner of an energy investment firm called Howard Well and is a millionaire.Full Answer >
The Tet Offensive was a major military assault on South Vietnam by North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops during the Vietnam War in 1968. Both South Vietnam and U.S. military forces suffered massive casualties, and the assault had severely detrimental effects on civilian support for the war in the United States.Full Answer >