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Today in Science (1124)

Events

1639 – Jeremiah Horrocks and William Crabtree separately observe the first recorded transit of Venus

1859 – Charles Darwin publishes The Origin of Species.

Births

1774 – Thomas Dick, Scottish scientific teacher and writer

1888 – Fredrick Willius, American cardiologist

1925 – Simon van der Meer, Dutch physicist and Nobel Prize laureate

Deaths

2006 – Zdeněk Veselovský, Czech zoologist