Daily Archives: June 5, 2014


Mercury Alchemy Symbol
Mercury was considered by alchemists to be one of the principal substances along with salt and sulfur. This silver liquid has the Latin name hydrargyrum, literally water silver. This is the reason for the symbol Hg on today’s periodic table. It was also known by the name quicksilver. The symbol for the metal […]

Mercury Alchemy Symbols – Hydrargyrum


Neptune 1
June 5 is John Couch Adams’ birthday. John Couch Adams was the astronomer famous for almost being the first to discover the planet Neptune. In 1845, astronomers were interested in the orbit of the planet Uranus. It had recently completed a complete revolution around the Sun since it was discovered in […]

This Day In Science History – June 5