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Events

1953 - Francis Crick and James D. Watson publish Molecular structure of nucleic acids:
a structure for deoxyribose nucleic acid
describing the double helix structure of DNA.

Births

1710 - James Ferguson, Scottish astronomer

1849 - Felix Klein, German mathematician

1874 - Guglielmo Marconi, Italian inventor, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics

1900 - Wolfgang Ernst Pauli, Austrian-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate

1903 - Andrey Nikolayevich Kolmogorov, Russian mathematician

1918 - Gerard Henri de Vaucouleurs, French astronomer

1931 - Felix Berezin, Russian mathematician

Deaths

1744 - Anders Celsius, Swedish astronomer

1770 - Jean-Antoine Nollet, French abbot and physicist

1840 - Siméon-Denis Poisson, French mathematician

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