Stranger Fruit

Today in Science (0927)

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Events

1937 – Balinese Tiger (Panthera tigris balica) declared extinct after the last specimen was shot in 1925.

1956 – Milburn G. Apt becomes the first man to exceed Mach 3 while flying the Bell X-2. Shortly thereafter, the craft goes out of control and Apt is killed.

Births

1818 – Adolph Wilhelm Hermann Kolbe, German chemist

1842 – Alphonse Francois Renard, Belgian geologist

1913 – Albert Ellis, American psychologist

1918 – Martin Ryle, English radio astronomer and Nobel Prize laureate

1924 – Fred Singer, American scientist

1933 – Rodney Cotterill, Danish-English physicist

1948 – John K. Reed, American coral biologist

Deaths

1735 – Peter Artedi, Swedish naturalist

1911 – Auguste Michel-Lévy, French geologist

1940 – Julius Wagner-Jauregg, Austrian neuroscientist and Nobel Prize laureate