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Today in Science (0828)


1845Scientific American magazine publishes its first issue.

1981 – The National Centers for Disease Control announce a high incidence of Pneumocystis and Kaposi’s sarcoma in gay men.


1749Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and scientist

1878George Whipple, American scientist, and Nobel laureate

1903Bruno Bettelheim, American psychologist

1908Roger Tory Peterson, American ornithologist


1839William Smith, English geologist

1965Giulio Racah, Israeli physicist

2006 – Melvin Schwartz, American physicist, Nobel laureate