Today in Science (0626)

Events

1948 - William Shockley filed the original patent for the grown junction transistor, the first bipolar junction transistor.

Births

1694 - Georg Brandt, Swedish chemist and minerologist

1824 - Lord Kelvin, Irish-born physicist

1904 - Frank Scott Hogg, Canadian astronomer

1937 - Robert Coleman Richardson, American physicist, Nobel laureate

Deaths

1793 - Gilbert White, English naturalist

1810 - Joseph Michel Montgolfier, inventor of the hot air balloon

1943 - Karl Landsteiner, Austrian biologist and physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

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