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Today in Science

February 28th

1704 – Birth of Louis Godin, French astronomer

1857 – Death of André Dumont, Belgian geologist

1878 – Birth of Pierre Fatou, French mathematician

1896 – Birth of Philip Showalter Hench, American physician, Nobel laureate

1901 – Birth of Linus Pauling, American chemist, Nobel laureate

1915 – Birth of Peter Medawar, Brazilian-born scientist, Nobel laureate

1929 – Death of Clemens von Pirquet, Austrian physician

1930 – Birth of Leon Neil Cooper, American physicist, Nobel laureate

1935 – Nylon is discovered by Wallace Carothers.

1936 – Death of Charles Nicolle, French bacteriologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

1939 – Birth of Daniel C. Tsui, Chinese-born physicist, Nobel laureate

1948 – Birth of Steven Chu, American physicist, Nobel laureate

1953 – James D. Watson and Francis Crick announce to friends that they have determined the chemical structure of DNA