Stranger Fruit

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Events

1996 – Comet Hyakutake is discovered by Japanese amateur astronomer Yuji Hyakutake.

Births

1720 – Charles De Geer, Swedish industrialist and entomologist

1822 – Franz Ritter von Hauer, Austrian geologist

1899 – Max Theiler, South African virologist and Nobel Prize laureate

1949 – Peter Agre, American biologist and Nobel Prize laureate

Deaths

1858 – Coenraad Jacob Temminck, Dutch zoologist

1928 – Johannes Andreas Grib Fibiger, Danish scientist and Nobel Prize laureate

1962 – Manuel de Abreu, Brazilian physician

1991 – John Bardeen, American physicist

1995 – Gerald Durrell, British naturalist, zookeeper, author, and television presenter