1564 - Birth of David Fabricius, German astronomer
1758 - Birth of Franz Joseph Gall, German neuroscientist
1851 - Death of Hans Christian Ørsted, Danish physicist
1900 - Birth of Howard Aiken, American computing pioneer
1923 - Birth of Walter Kohn, Austrian-born physicist, recipient of…
1618 - Johannes Kepler discovers the third law of planetary motion.
1712 - Birth of John Fothergill, English physician
1886 - Birth of Edward Calvin Kendall, American chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
1914 - Birth of Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich, Russian…
First of all, I want to wish a happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers. To everyone else, have a happy Thursday. I’ll be laying low for the next four days (a combination of Thanksgiving and grading) and am not likely to post other than a brief comment to tonight’s ASU vs USC football game.…
648 BC - Earliest solar eclipse recorded by the Ancient Greeks.
1938 - Teflon is discovered.
1965 - Launch of Early Bird, the first communications satellite to be placed in geosynchronous orbit.
1973 - Launch of Pioneer 11 (current position above)
1613 - Stjepan GradiÄ, Croatian…