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Today in Science (0923)

Events

1846 – Discovery of Neptune by Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier and John Couch Adams

1884 – Herman Hollerith patents his mechanical tabulating machine.

1999 – NASA announces that it has lost contact with the Mars Climate Orbiter.

Births

1791 – Johann Franz Encke, German astronomer

1819 – Hippolyte Fizeau, French physicist

1852 – William Stewart Halsted, American surgeon

1880 – John Boyd Orr, Scottish physician and Nobel Prize laureate

1915 – Clifford Shull, American physicist and Nobel Prize laureate

Deaths

1873 – Jean Chacornac, French astronomer

1929 – Richard Adolf Zsigmondy, Austrian-born chemist and Nobel Prize laureate

1939 – Sigmund Freud, Austrian psychiatrist