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Today in Science

February 21st

1554 – Death of Hieronymus Bock, German botanist

1721 – Birth of John McKinly, American physician

1895 – Birth of Carl Peter Henrik Dam Danish biochemist, Nobel laureate

1901 – Death of George Francis FitzGerald, Irish mathematician

1918 – The last Carolina parakeet dies in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo.

1926 – Death of Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize laureate

1938 – Death of George Ellery Hale, American astronomer

1953 – Francis Crick and James D. Watson discover the structure of DNA.

1968 – Death of Howard Walter Florey, Australian-born pharmocologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

1999 – Death of Gertrude B. Elion, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

2002 – Death of Harold Furth, Austrian-born physicist

Comments

  1. #1 Sean
    February 21, 2007

    1554 – Death of Hieronymus Bock, German botanist

    Not to be confused with painter Hieronymus Bosch (1450-1516).

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