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Today in Science (0823)


1889 – First wireless message from a ship to the shore received.

1962 – First live television connection between the United States and Europe, via the Telstar satellite.

1966Lunar Orbiter 1 takes the first photograph of Earth from orbit around the Moon.

1973 – The Intelsat communication satellite is launched.


1623Stanisław Lubieniecki, Polish astronomer

1769Georges Cuvier, French biologist

1847Sarah Frances Whiting, American physicist and astronomer

1931Hamilton O. Smith, American microbiologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

1933Robert Curl, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate


1806Charles Augustin de Coulomb, French physicist

1813Alexander Wilson, Scottish-born ornithologist

1982Stanford Moore, American biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate

1997John Kendrew, British molecular biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry