Daubenton’s Bat, Myotis daubentonii Kuhl 1817, hunting over water.
Named in honor of the French naturalist Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton who died today in 1800. [source]
1801 - Dwarf planet Ceres is discovered by Giuseppe Piazzi.
1925 - Edwin Hubble announces the discovery of galaxies outside the Milky Way.
1983 - The ARPANET officially changes to using the Internet Protocol, creating the Internet.
1985 - The Internet’s Domain Name System is created.
1814 - Gabriel Auguste DaubrÃ©e, French geologist
1864 - Walther Nernst, German chemist, Nobel laureate
1894 - Hermann Oberth, German physicist
1907 - J. Hans D. Jensen, German physicist, Nobel laureate
1911 - William Howard Stein, American chemist, Nobel laureate
1928 - Alexei Alexeyevich…
“Oh leave the Wise our measures to collate. One thing at least is certain, light has weight. One thing is certain and the rest debate. Light rays, when near the Sun, do not go straight.” -Arthur Eddington
It might seem like General Relativity has been around forever, but it's been less than a…