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Events

1655Saturn‘s largest moon, Titan, is discovered by Christian Huygens.

1979 – The first fully functional space shuttle orbiter, Columbia, is delivered to the John F. Kennedy Space Center to be prepared for its first launch.

1992Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev returns to Earth after a 10-month stay aboard the Mir space station.

Births

1539Christopher Clavius, German mathematician

1800Heinrich von Dechsen, German geologist

1863Simon Flexner, American pathologist

1884Georges Imbert, Alsatian chemist

1946 – Maurice Krafft, French vulcanologist

1952Antanas Mockus, Colombian mathematician

Deaths

1712Nehemiah Grew, English naturalist

1818Caspar Wessel, Danish mathematician

Comments

  1. #1 misoponia
    March 27, 2007

    You know, that photo bears quite some resemblance to your userpic. Which, by the way, is impressively emo. Good gad. What are those freshmen doing to you?

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