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Events

1967 - Vladimir Komarov dies in Soyuz 1 becoming the first human to die during a space mission.

1990 - STS-31: The Hubble Space Telescope is launched by the Space Shuttle Discovery.

Births

1899 - Oscar Zariski, Russian-born mathematician

1947 - Roger D. Kornberg, American chemist

Deaths

1656 - Thomas Fincke, Danish mathematician and physicist

1960 - Max von Laue, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate

1964 - Gerhard Domagk, German bacteriologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (declined)

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