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Today in Science (0315)

Events

2004 – Announcement of the discovery of 90377 Sedna, the farthest natural object in the Solar system so far observed.

Births

1713 – Nicolas Louis de Lacaille, French astronomer

1813 – John Snow, English epidemiologist

1821 – Johann Josef Loschmidt, Austrian scientist

1854 – Emil Adolf von Behring, German physician and Nobel Prize laureate

1920 – E. Donnall Thomas, American physician and Nobel Prize laureate

1925 – Bert Bolin, Swedish meteorologist

1930 – Zhores Ivanovich Alferov, Russian physicist and Nobel Prize laureate

Deaths

1898 – Henry Bessemer, English metallurgist

1951 – John S. Paraskevopoulos, Greek-born astronomer

1962 – Arthur Compton, American physicist and Nobel Prize laureate

2004 – Sir William Pickering, New Zealand-born space scientist

2004 – John Pople, English chemist and Nobel Prize laureate