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Events

1919Einstein’s theory of general relativity is tested (later confirmed) by Arthur Eddington‘s observation of a total solar eclipse in Principe and by Andrew Crommelin in Sobral, Ceará, Brazil.

Births

1675Humphry Ditton, English mathematician

1716Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton, French naturalist

Deaths

1660Frans van Schooten, Dutch mathematician

1829Humphry Davy, English chemist

1896Gabriel Auguste Daubrée, French geologist