1627 - Birth of Robert Boyle, Irish chemist
1736 - Birth of Joseph Louis Lagrange, Italian-born mathematician
1794 - Birth of François-Vincent Raspail, French chemist
1796 - Birth of William MacGillivray, Scottish naturalist and ornithologist
1900 - Birth of Theodosius Dobzhansky, Ukrainian-American geneticist and biologist
1915 - Alexander Graham Bell inaugurates U.S. transcontinental telephone service.
1925 - Death of Ivan Vucetic, Croatian anthropologist
1994 - Death of Stephen Cole Kleene, American mathematician