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Today in Science (0127)

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Births

1621 – Thomas Willis, English physician

1903 – John Carew Eccles, Australian neuropsychologist and Nobel Prize laureate

1936 – Samuel C. C. Ting, American physicist and Nobel Prize laureate

Deaths

1851 – John James Audubon, French-American naturalist, ornithologist, and painter

1967 – Apollo 1 astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee (above) were killed in a fire during a test of the spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center.