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Library Article Updated On: October 22, 2014, 3:12 pm MDT

1748: British author Henry Fielding became a justice of the peace on October 25, beginning a successful career curtailing criminal activity in Westminster and Middlesex, England.

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Library Article Updated On: October 17, 2014, 3:04 pm MDT

This Economist essay discusses the impact of digitalization on how books are written, published and sold.

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Library Article Updated On: October 16, 2014, 1:17 pm MDT

1066: The Battle of Hastings was fought on October 14 in England between the forces of William, Duke of Normandy, and King Harold of
England. William was the ruler of Normandy, a part of present‐ day France, and a cousin of the late English King Edward. King Edward died childless, and William was next in line to inherit the crown. However, English nobleman Harold Godwine claimed that King Edward had promised him the kingdom, and he seized the crown as King Harold. The resulting war over the succession led to the Norman Conquest and the victory of William the Conqueror.

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Library Article Updated On: October 7, 2014, 1:05 pm MDT

This week in History:

  • The first double-decked paddlewheel steamboat
  • The Chicago Fire
  • The 1908 Bosnian Crisis
  • The completion of Hoover Dam
  • Elizabeth Taylor's final marriage
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Library Article Updated On: September 23, 2014, 8:44 am MDT

With the recent announcement and anticipated rollout of the Apple Watch, a lot of attention has been paid to what new technology can do for our physical well-being. New research at Dartmouth College shows how our devices might be used to monitor mental health, as well. A team at Dartmouth has developed an app called StudentLife to help predict students’ mental health and academic performance based on objective sensor data from smartphones.

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