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Today in Science

January 31st

1632 – Death of Joost Bürgi, Swiss clockmaker and mathematician

1868 – Birth of Theodore William Richards, American chemist, Nobel laureate

1881 – birth of Irving Langmuir, American chemist, Nobel laureate

1896 – Birth of Sofya Yanovskaya, Russian mathematician

1929 – Birth of Rudolf Mössbauer, German physicist, Nobel laureate

1958 – Explorer I – The first successful launch of an American satellite into orbit.