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Today in Science (1022)

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4004 BC – The universe is created this evening, according to James Ussher.


1511 – Erasmus Reinhold, German astronomer and mathematician

1729 – Johann Reinhold Forster, German botanist

1770 – Thomas Seebeck, Baltic German physicist

1881 – Clinton Davisson, American physicist and Nobel Prize laureate

1896 – Charles Glen King, American biochemist

1903 – George Wells Beadle, American geneticist and Nobel Prize laureate


1792 – Guillaume Le Gentil, French astronomer

1891 – Ernst von Fleischl-Marxow, Austrian physiologist

1986 – Albert Szent-Györgyi, Hungarian physiologist and Nobel Prize laureate


  1. #1 mike stahl
    October 22, 2007

    Thank you Dr. Lynch for helping us pin point the creation of the universe. Of course I’m kidding but I have long enjoyed the lack of wonderment that so many of our fundamentalist brothers have and any reference to Ussher is a refreshing aside. I’ve been reading (and collecting) your updates for about 4 months and am anxiously awaiting a tribut to Richard Demski.

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