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Today in Science (1122)

First of all, I want to wish a happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers. To everyone else, have a happy Thursday. I’ll be laying low for the next four days (a combination of Thanksgiving and grading) and am not likely to post other than a brief comment to tonight’s ASU vs USC football game. Your Today in Science follows …

Births

1635Francis Willughby, English biologist

1897Paul Oswald Ahnert, German astronomer

1904Louis Eugène Félix Néel, French physicist and Nobel Prize laureate

1917Andrew Fielding Huxley, British scientist and Nobel Prize laureate

1939Tom West, American astrophysicist

Deaths

1944Arthur Stanley Eddington, English astrophysicist

1981Hans Adolf Krebs, German biochemist and Nobel Prize laureate

Comments

  1. #1 Janne
    November 22, 2007

    It’s “Husband and Wife” day here in Japan – 11/22 can be pronounced as “good married couple” if you mangle the language a bit and have an active imagination. Hey, holidays have started with worse reasons than that :)

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