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Births

1640 – Robert Plot, English naturalist

1662 – Francesco Bianchini, Italian philosopher and scientist

1724 – Franz Aepinus, German scientist

1867 – Kristian Birkeland, Norwegian explorer and scientist

1923 – Philip Warren Anderson, American physicist and Nobel Prize laureate

Deaths

1565 – Conrad Gessner, Swiss naturalist

1783 – Pehr Wilhelm Wargentin, Swedish astronomer

1868 – Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, German botanist

1895 – Anyos Jedlik, Hungarian physicist

1919 – Woldemar Voigt, German physicist

1930 – Fritz Pregl, Slovenian/Austrian chemist and Nobel Prize laureate

1935 – Victor Grignard, French chemist and Nobel Prize laureate

1955 – Egas Moniz, Portuguese neurosurgeon and Nobel Prize laureate