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Events

240 BC – 1st recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet.

1842Anesthesia is used for the first time in an operation by Crawford Long.

1951Remington Rand delivers the first UNIVAC I computer to the United States Census Bureau.

Births

1894Sergey Ilyushin, Russian aerospace engineer

1910Józef Marcinkiewicz, mathematician

Deaths

1559Adam Ries, German mathematician

1783William Hunter, Scottish anatomist

1949Friedrich Bergius, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate

1965Philip Showalter Hench, American physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine