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Events

1006Supernova SN 1006, the brightest supernova in recorded history, appears in the constellation Lupus.

1993 – The World Wide Web was born at CERN.

Births

1723Mathurin Jacques Brisson, French naturalist

1777Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician

1829Ferdinand von Hochstetter, Austrian geologist

1876Orso Mario Corbino, Italian physicist

1916Claude Shannon, American engineer and mathematician

Deaths

1696Robert Plot, British naturalist

1865Robert Fitzroy, English admiral, meteorologist, and captain of HMS Beagle (above)