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So what are these?

Events

1882 - Robert Koch announces the discovery of the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis (mycobacterium tuberculosis; seen above
in culture).

1965 - Ranger 9, equipped to convert its signals into a form suitable for showing on domestic television, brings images of the Moon into ordinary homes

Births

1490 - Georg Agricola, German scientist

1809 - Joseph Liouville, French mathematician

1820 - A. E. Becquerel, French physicist

1834 - John Wesley Powell, American explorer and environmentalist

1884 - Peter Debye, Dutch chemist, Nobel laureate

1893 - Walter Baade, German astronomer

1917 - John Kendrew, British molecular biologist, Nobel laureate

1936 - David Suzuki, Canadian environmentalist

1945 - Robert T. Bakker, American paleontologist

Deaths

1881 - Joseph Delesse, French geologist

1962 - Auguste Piccard, Swiss physicist and explorer

2002 - César Milstein, Argentine scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

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