240 BC – 1st recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet.
1842 – Anesthesia is used for the first time in an operation by Crawford Long.
1951 – Remington Rand delivers the first UNIVAC I computer to the United States Census Bureau.
1894 – Sergey Ilyushin, Russian aerospace engineer
1910 – Józef Marcinkiewicz, mathematician
1559 – Adam Ries, German mathematician
1783 – William Hunter, Scottish anatomist
1949 – Friedrich Bergius, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
1965 – Philip Showalter Hench, American physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine