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Events

1807 – The asteroid Vesta is discovered.

1974NASA‘s Mariner 10 becomes the first spaceprobe to fly by Mercury (see above)

Births

1824Ludwig Büchner, German philosopher and physician

1873Tullio Levi-Civita, Italian mathematician

1927 – John Robert Vane, English pharmacologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

1941Joseph Hooton Taylor, Jr., American astrophysicist, Nobel Prize in Physics laureate

1965 – Emilios T. Harlaftis, Greek astrophysicist

Deaths

1772Emanuel Swedenborg, Swedish philosopher and mathematician

1873Francesco Zantedeschi, Italian physicist

1912 – Edward Adrian Wilson, English physician and naturalist