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Events

1919 - Einstein's theory of general relativity is tested (later confirmed) by Arthur Eddington's observation of a total solar eclipse in Principe and by Andrew Crommelin in Sobral, Ceará, Brazil.

Births

1675 - Humphry Ditton, English mathematician

1716 - Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton, French naturalist

Deaths

1660 - Frans van Schooten, Dutch mathematician

1829 - Humphry Davy, English chemist

1896 - Gabriel Auguste Daubrée, French geologist

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