Stranger Fruit

Today in Science (0310)

Events

1977 – Rings of Uranus: Astronomers discover rings around Uranus.

1982 – Syzygy: all nine planets align on the same side of the Sun.

2006 – Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrives at Mars.

Births

1628 – Marcello Malpighi, Italian physician

1709 – Georg Steller, German naturalist

Deaths

1585 – Rembert Dodoens, Flemish physician and botanist

1670 – Johann Rudolf Glauber, German chemist

1942 – William Henry Bragg, English physicist and Nobel Prize laureate

1966 – Frits Zernike, Dutch physicist and Nobel Prize laureate