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Events

1967Vladimir Komarov dies in Soyuz 1 becoming the first human to die during a space mission.

1990STS-31: The Hubble Space Telescope is launched by the Space Shuttle Discovery.

Births

1899Oscar Zariski, Russian-born mathematician

1947Roger D. Kornberg, American chemist

Deaths

1656Thomas Fincke, Danish mathematician and physicist

1960Max von Laue, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate

1964Gerhard Domagk, German bacteriologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (declined)