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Today in Science (1214)

Events

1782 – The Montgolfier brothers first balloon lifts on its first test flight.

1900 – Max Planck presents a theoretical derivation of his black-body radiation law.

1962 – Mariner 2 becomes the first spacecraft to fly by Venus.

Births

1909 – Edward Tatum, American geneticist and Nobel Prize laureate

1922 – Nikolay Basov, Soviet physicist and Nobel Prize laureate

Deaths

1873 – Louis Agassiz, Swiss-born American zoologist and geologist [See last year’s post on Agassiz]