Today in Science (0725)

Events

1978 - Birth of Louise Brown, the first "test tube baby".

1984 - Salyut 7 Cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya becomes the second woman in space and the first to perform a space walk.

Births

1799 - David Douglas, Scottish botanist

1920 - Rosalind Franklin, English crystallographer whose work formed the basis for Watson and Crick’s discovery of the double helical structure of DNA.

Deaths

1616 - Andreas Libavius, German physician and chemist

1842 - Dominique Jean Larrey, French surgeon

1843 - Charles Macintosh, Scottish chemist and inventor

1963 - Ugo Cerletti, Italian neurologist

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