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Today in Science (0725)

Events

1978 – Birth of Louise Brown, the first "test tube baby".

1984Salyut 7 Cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya becomes the second woman in space and the first to perform a space walk.

Births

1799David Douglas, Scottish botanist

1920Rosalind Franklin, English crystallographer whose work formed the basis for Watson and Crick’s discovery of the double helical structure of DNA.

Deaths

1616Andreas Libavius, German physician and chemist

1842Dominique Jean Larrey, French surgeon

1843Charles Macintosh, Scottish chemist and inventor

1963Ugo Cerletti, Italian neurologist