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Today in Science (0626)

Events

1948William Shockley filed the original patent for the grown junction transistor, the first bipolar junction transistor.

Births

1694Georg Brandt, Swedish chemist and minerologist

1824Lord Kelvin, Irish-born physicist

1904Frank Scott Hogg, Canadian astronomer

1937Robert Coleman Richardson, American physicist, Nobel laureate

Deaths

1793Gilbert White, English naturalist

1810Joseph Michel Montgolfier, inventor of the hot air balloon

1943Karl Landsteiner, Austrian biologist and physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine