Stranger Fruit

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So what are these?

Events

1882Robert Koch announces the discovery of the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis (mycobacterium tuberculosis; seen above
in culture).

1965Ranger 9, equipped to convert its signals into a form suitable for showing on domestic television, brings images of the Moon into ordinary homes

Births

1490Georg Agricola, German scientist

1809Joseph Liouville, French mathematician

1820A. E. Becquerel, French physicist

1834 – John Wesley Powell, American explorer and environmentalist

1884Peter Debye, Dutch chemist, Nobel laureate

1893Walter Baade, German astronomer

1917John Kendrew, British molecular biologist, Nobel laureate

1936David Suzuki, Canadian environmentalist

1945Robert T. Bakker, American paleontologist

Deaths

1881Joseph Delesse, French geologist

1962 – Auguste Piccard, Swiss physicist and explorer

2002César Milstein, Argentine scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine