Stranger Fruit

Today in Science

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Events

1970Explorer 1 re-enters the Earth’s atmosphere (after 12 years in orbit).

1994 – Bill Kimbel, Don Johanson and Yoel Rak report the finding in Ethiopia of the first fairly complete Australopithecus afarensis skull (AL 444-2, see above)

Births

1596René Descartes, French mathematician

1730Étienne Bézout, French mathematician

1777Charles Cagniard de la Tour, French physicist

1778Coenraad Jacob Temminck, Dutch zoologist

1847Yegor Ivanovich Zolotarev, Russian mathematician

1890William Lawrence Bragg, English physicist, Nobel laureate

1906Sin-Itiro Tomonaga, Japanese physicist, Nobel laureate

1934 – Carlo Rubbia, Italian physicist, Nobel laureate

Deaths

1727Sir Isaac Newton, English mathematician and physicist

1877Antoine Augustin Cournot, French mathematician

1917Emil Adolf von Behring, German physician, Nobel laureate

1945Hans Fischer, German chemist, Nobel laureate

2001Clifford Shull, American physicist, Nobel laureate

2005Stanley J. Korsmeyer, American oncologist