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February 22nd

1632 - Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published.

1705 - Birth of Peter Artedi, Swedish naturalist

1731 - Death of Frederik Ruysch, Dutch physician and anatomist

1796 - Birth of Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet, Belgian mathematician

1817 - Birth of Carl Wilhelm Borchardt, German mathematician

1849 - Birth of Nikolay Yakovlevich Sonin, Russian mathematician

1857 - Birth of Heinrich Hertz, German physicist

1875 - Death of Sir Charles Lyell, Scottish geologist

1878 - Birth of Walter Ritz, Swiss physicist

1879 - Birth of Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted, Danish physical chemist

1880 - Birth of Frigyes Riesz, Hungarian mathematician

1902 - Birth of Fritz Strassmann, German physicist

1914 - Birth of Renato Dulbecco, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate

1936 - Birth of J. Michael Bishop, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate

1962 - Birth of Steve Irwin, Australian herpetologist

1997 - In Scotland, scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly had been successfully cloned.

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