Today in Science

March 7th

1625 - Death of Johann Bayer, German astronomer

1788 - Birth of Antoine César Becquerel, French physicist

1792 - Birth of John Herschel, English mathematician and astronomer

1837 - Birth of Henry Draper, American physician and astronomer

1857 - Birth of Julius Wagner-Jauregg, Austrian neuroscientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

1904 - Death of Ferdinand André Fouqué, French geologist

1922 - Birth of Olga Aleksandrovna Ladyzhenskaya, Russian mathematician

1928 - Death of Robert Abbe, American surgeon

1938 - Birth of David Baltimore, American biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

1958 - Birth of Alan Hale, American astronomer

1973 - Comet Kohoutek is discovered by Luboš Kohoutek.

1997 - Death of Edward Mills Purcell, Physicist and Nobel Prize laureate

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