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Events

1006 - Supernova SN 1006, the brightest supernova in recorded history, appears in the constellation Lupus.

1993 - The World Wide Web was born at CERN.

Births

1723 - Mathurin Jacques Brisson, French naturalist

1777 - Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician

1829 - Ferdinand von Hochstetter, Austrian geologist

1876 - Orso Mario Corbino, Italian physicist

1916 - Claude Shannon, American engineer and mathematician

Deaths

1696 - Robert Plot, British naturalist

1865 - Robert Fitzroy, English admiral, meteorologist, and captain of HMS Beagle (above)

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