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1423 - Georg Purbach, German mathematician and astronomer

1814 - Eugène Charles Catalan, Belgian mathematician

1908 - Hannes Alfvén, Swedish physicist, Nobel Prize laureate

1912 - Julius Axelrod, American biochemist and Nobel Prize laureate


1901 - Victor D'Hondt, Belgian mathematician

1926 - Vladimir Steklov, Russian physicist

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