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Events

1971 – Launch of Salyut 1, the first space station.

Births

1874Ernst Rüdin, Swiss psychiatrist, geneticist, and eugenicist

1883Richard von Mises, Austrian-born mathematician

1912Glenn Seaborg, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate

Deaths

1567Michael Stifel, German mathematician

1739Nicholas Saunderson, English mathematician

1831Johann Gottlieb Friedrich von Bohnenberger, German mathematician

1854Robert Jameson, Scottish naturalist

1882Charles Darwin, English biologist (above)

1906Pierre Curie, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate

1914Charles Sanders Peirce, American philosopher and mathematician

1926Alexander Alexandrovich Chuprov, Russian statistician

2004 – John Maynard Smith, English evolutionary biologist