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Today in Science

February 23rd

1583 – Birth of Jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist

1603 – Death of Andrea Cesalpino, Italian philosopher, physician, and botanist

1855 – Death of Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician, astronomer, and physicist

1922 – Death of Albert Victor Bäcklund, Swedish physicist

1924 – Birth of Allan McLeod Cormack, South-African born physicist, Nobel laureate

1941 – Plutonium was first produced and isolated by Glenn T. Seaborg.

1954 – The first mass vaccination of children against polio begins.

1973 – Death of Dickinson W. Richards, American physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

2003 – Death of Robert K. Merton, American sociologist