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Events

1958 – The United States Army launches Explorer III.

Births

1516Conrad Gessner, Swiss naturalist

1698Václav Prokop Diviš, Czech theologian and natural scientist

1859 – Adolf Hurwitz, German mathematician

1875Max Abraham, German physicist

1905Viktor Frankl, Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist

1911Bernard Katz, German-born biophysicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

1913Paul Erdős, Hungarian mathematician

1916Christian B. Anfinsen, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate

1938Anthony James Leggett, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate

1941Richard Dawkins, British evolutionary biologist

1951Carl Wieman, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate

Deaths

1535Georg Tannstetter, Austrian scientist

1797James Hutton, Scottish geologist, considered a “Father of Modern Geology” and discoverer of Hutton’s Unconformity (above)

1910Auguste Charlois, French astronomer