Today in Science (0823)


1889 - First wireless message from a ship to the shore received.

1962 - First live television connection between the United States and Europe, via the Telstar satellite.

1966 - Lunar Orbiter 1 takes the first photograph of Earth from orbit around the Moon.

1973 - The Intelsat communication satellite is launched.


1623 - StanisÅaw Lubieniecki, Polish astronomer

1769 - Georges Cuvier, French biologist

1847 - Sarah Frances Whiting, American physicist and astronomer

1931 - Hamilton O. Smith, American microbiologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

1933 - Robert Curl, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate


1806 - Charles Augustin de Coulomb, French physicist

1813 - Alexander Wilson, Scottish-born ornithologist

1982 - Stanford Moore, American biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate

1997 - John Kendrew, British molecular biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

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