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Births

1844 – Harvey W. Wiley, American chemist

1847 – Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist

1857 – Georges Gilles de la Tourette, French neurologist

1894 – Jean Rostand, French biologist

1895 – Gerhard Domagk, German bacteriologist and Nobel Prize laureate (declined)

1895 – Dickinson W. Richards, American physician and Nobel Prize laureate

1900 – Ragnar Granit Finnish neuroscientist and Nobel Prize laureate

1907 – Sol Tax, American anthropologist

1928 – Daniel Nathans, American microbiologist and Nobel Prize laureate

1939 – Leland H. Hartwell, American scientist, and Nobel Prize laureate

1941 – Theodor W. Hänsch, German physicist and Nobel Prize laureate

Deaths

1626 – Willebrord Snell, Dutch astronomer and mathematician

1975 – Gustav Ludwig Hertz, German physicist and Nobel Prize laureate

2006 – Clifford Geertz, American anthropologist