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Today in Science (0212)

Events

2001 – NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft touchdown in the "saddle" region of 433 Eros becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid.

Births

1637 – Jan Swammerdam, Dutch scientist

1665 – Rudolf Jakob Camerarius, German botanist and physician

1785 – Pierre Louis Dulong, French physicist

1804 – Heinrich Lenz, German physicist

1809 – Charles Darwin, English naturalist

1918 – Julian Schwinger, American physicist and Nobel Prize laureate

Deaths

1612 – Christopher Clavius, German astronomer

1799 – Lazzaro Spallanzani, Italian biologist

1958 – Douglas Hartree, English mathematical physicist