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Today in Science (1127)

Events

2001 – A hydrogen atmosphere is discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet.

2005 – The first partial human face transplant is completed in Amiens, France.

Births

1701 – Anders Celsius, Swedish inventor and astronomer

1754 – Georg Forster, German scientist

1857 – Charles Scott Sherrington, British physiologist and Nobel Prize laureate

1903 – Lars Onsager, Norwegian chemist and Nobel Prize laureate

1955 – Bill Nye (The science guy), American engineer and broadcaster

Deaths

1811 – Andrew Meikle, British mechanical engineer

1908 – Jean Albert Gaudry, French geologist

1944 – Leonid Isaakovich Mandelshtam, Russian physicist