Stranger Fruit

Today in Science (0827)

Events

1962Mariner 2 launched to Venus.

2003Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing approximately 34,646,416 miles (55,758,006 kilometers) from Earth.

Births

1874Carl Bosch, Nobel Prize laureate

1915Norman F. Ramsey, Nobel Prize laureate

Deaths

1909Emil Christian Hansen, Danish fermentation physiologist

1958Ernest Lawrence, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate