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1541 - Michele Mercati, Italian physician

1818 - August Wilhelm von Hofmann, German chemist

1865 - Charles W. Woodworth, American entomologist

1869 - Harvey Cushing, American neurosurgeon

1911 - Melvin Calvin, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate for discovering the Calvin Cycle (see above)


1461 - Georg Purbach, German mathematician and astronomer

1919 - Loránd Eötvös, Hungarian physicist

1936 - Robert Bárány, Austrian physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

1984 - Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate

1992 - Daniel Bovet, Swiss-born pharmacologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

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Argh!! Thanks for posting the image of my nightmare as a college student - and now high school teacher - there is nothing as futile as trying to commit that sucker to memory when you only use it a few times a year. (Unless it's trying to commit it to your students' memories... this year I just did the basics and hoped they'd remember those, at least!)