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Today in Science

February 22nd

1632 – Galileo‘s Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published.

1705 – Birth of Peter Artedi, Swedish naturalist

1731 – Death of Frederik Ruysch, Dutch physician and anatomist

1796 – Birth of Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet, Belgian mathematician

1817 – Birth of Carl Wilhelm Borchardt, German mathematician

1849 – Birth of Nikolay Yakovlevich Sonin, Russian mathematician

1857 – Birth of Heinrich Hertz, German physicist

1875 – Death of Sir Charles Lyell, Scottish geologist

1878 – Birth of Walter Ritz, Swiss physicist

1879 – Birth of Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted, Danish physical chemist

1880 – Birth of Frigyes Riesz, Hungarian mathematician

1902 – Birth of Fritz Strassmann, German physicist

1914 – Birth of Renato Dulbecco, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate

1936 – Birth of J. Michael Bishop, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate

1962 – Birth of Steve Irwin, Australian herpetologist

1997 – In Scotland, scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly had been successfully cloned.