Stranger Fruit

Today in Science (0101)

Events

1801 – Dwarf planet Ceres is discovered by Giuseppe Piazzi.

1925 – Edwin Hubble announces the discovery of galaxies outside the Milky Way.

1983 – The ARPANET officially changes to using the Internet Protocol, creating the Internet.

1985 – The Internet’s Domain Name System is created.

1989 – The Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer comes into force.

Births

1774 – André Marie Constant Duméril, French zoologist

1854 – Sir James George Frazer, Scottish anthropologist

1876 – Harriet Brooks, Canadian physicist

1878 – Agner Krarup Erlang, Danish scientist and engineer

1917 – Jule Gregory Charney, American meteorologist

Deaths

1800 – Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton, French naturalist

1817 – Martin Heinrich Klaproth, German chemist

1862 – Mikhail Vasilievich Ostrogradsky, Russian physicist

1894 – Heinrich Rudolf Hertz, German physicist

1931 – Martinus Beijerinck, Dutch microbiologist and botanist

1995 – Eugene Wigner, Hungarian physicist and Nobel Prize laureate