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