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Today in Science


1925John T. Scopes is indicted for teaching human evolution.

1961Apollo program: U.S. president John F. Kennedy announces before a special joint session of Congress his goal to initiate a project to put a “man on the moon” before the end of the decade.


1860James McKeen Cattell, American psychologist

1865 – Pieter Zeeman, Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize laureate

1880Jean Alexandre Barré, French neurologist

1921Jack Steinberger, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate


1555Gemma Frisius, Dutch mathematician and cartographer

1632Adam Tanner, Austrian mathematician and philosopher

1789Anders Dahl, Swedish botanist

1935 – Sir Frank Watson Dyson, English astronomer