1996 - NASA launches the Mars Global Surveyor.
1818 - Emil du Bois-Reymond, German physician
1867 - Maria Sklodowska-Curie, Polish-born chemist, physicist and Nobel Prize laureate (twice)
1878 - Lise Meitner, Austrian/American chemist, physicist and Nobel Prize laureate
1888 - C. V.…
1898 - Marie and Pierre Curie announce the discovery of a new element and proposed to call it polonium.
1635 - Robert Hooke, English scientist
1720 - Gilbert White, English ornithologist
1853 - Hendrik Lorentz, Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1937 - Roald Hoffman, Polish-born…
1862 - The first pasteurization test completed by Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard.
1902 - Pierre and Marie Curie refine radium chloride.
1745 - Philippe Pinel, French physician
1904 - George Stibitz, American scientist
1918 - Kai Siegbahn, Swedish physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
Pierre Curie (photo from wikipedia) ... husband of Madam Dr. Maria Sklodowska-Curie, and famous scientist in his own right. Curie was an early explorer of the method of crystallography, and studied electromagnetic energy including "radioactivity."