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Events

1991 – The American Galileo spacecraft makes its closest approach to 951 Gaspra (above), becoming the first probe to visit an asteroid.

Births

1656 (O.S.) – Edmond Halley, English astronomer

1827Marcellin Berthelot, French chemist

1880Abram Ioffe, Soviet physicist

1915William Berenberg, American physician

1920Baruj Benacerraf, Venezuelan-born immunologist and Nobel Prize laureate

1923Carl Djerassi, Austrian chemist

Deaths

1932Joseph Babiński, Polish-French neurologist

1933Albert Calmette, French physician

1971 – Arne Tiselius, Swedish chemist and Nobel Prize laureate