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Today in Science

January 26th

1630 – Death of Henry Briggs, English mathematician

1697 – Death of Georg Mohr, Danish mathematician

1823 – Death of Edward Jenner, English physician

1904 – Birth of Ancel Keys, American scientist

1911 – Birth of Polykarp Kusch, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate

1942 – Death of Felix Hausdorff, German mathematician

1943 – Death of Harry H. Laughlin, American eugenicist

1943 – Death of Nikolai Vavilov, Russian botanist


  1. #1 Robert O'Brien
    January 26, 2007

    The death of Hausdorff was tragic. Someone should have found him a position elsewhere so that he did not feel compelled to remain in Germany.

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