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Events

1909Burgess Shale fossils discovered by Charles Doolittle Walcott.

Births

1852Jacobus Henricus van ’t Hoff, Nobel laureate

1871Ernest Rutherford, Nobel laureate

1884Theodor Svedberg, Nobel laureate

1912Edward Mills Purcell, Nobel laureate

Deaths

1751Christopher Polhem, Swedish scientist and inventor

1928Wilhelm Wien, German physicist, Nobel laureate

1940J.J. Thomson, English physicist, Nobel laureate

1941Peder Oluf Pedersen, Danish engineer and physicist

2004Fred Lawrence Whipple, American astronomer