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Events

1905 – Albert Einstein’s paper, "Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?", is published in Annalen der Physik. This paper leads to the mass-energy equivalence E = mc².

1953 – Authorities at the British Natural History Museum announce that the "Piltdown Man" skull was a hoax.

1969 – The first ARPANET link is established.

Births

1931 – Revaz Dogonadze, Georgian scientist

Deaths

1555 – Georg Agricola, German scientist

1652 – Jan Brożek, Polish mathematician, physician, and astronomer

1881 – Ami Boué, Austrian geologist

1970 – Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, Indian physicist and Nobel Prize laureate

1996 – Abdus Salam, Pakistani physicist and Nobel Prize laureate