1541 - Michele Mercati, Italian physician
1818 - August Wilhelm von Hofmann, German chemist
1865 - Charles W. Woodworth, American entomologist
1869 - Harvey Cushing, American neurosurgeon
1911 - Melvin Calvin, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate for discovering the Calvin Cycle (see…
1804 - Juno, one of the largest main belt asteroids, was discovered by Karl Ludwig Harding.
1914 - The last passenger pigeon, a female named Martha, dies in captivity in the Cincinnati Zoo.
1979 - The American space probe Pioneer 11 becomes the first spacecraft to visit Saturn when it passes…
From Gourmet to the Daily Gazette Â« Easily Distracted
"This is the real issue for a lot of old media. They used to be a habit, a tradition, a part of life. As such, you ignored what you didn't use or like the same way you ignore a tear or a stain in a piece of furniture that you otherwise find…
Let's take a lesson from the Swiss.Â They deem myrmecologists of such great national importance that one once adorned the face of the country's highest currency.Â Auguste-Henri Forel and his beloved ants were featured on the 1000 Franc note from 1976 to 1995.
Ponder that for a moment.