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.
1966 – Lunar Orbiter 1 takes the first photograph of Earth from orbit around the Moon.
1973 – The Intelsat communication satellite is launched.
1623 – Stanisław Lubieniecki, Polish astronomer
1769 – Georges Cuvier, French biologist
1847 – Sarah Frances Whiting, American physicist and astronomer
1931 – Hamilton O. Smith, American microbiologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
1933 – Robert Curl, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
1806 – Charles Augustin de Coulomb, French physicist
1813 – Alexander Wilson, Scottish-born ornithologist
1982 – Stanford Moore, American biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate
1997 – John Kendrew, British molecular biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry