Today in Science (0829)

Events

1831 - Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction.

1982 - The synthetic chemical element Meitnerium, 109, is first synthesized at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung.

Births

1809 - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., American physician

1904 - Werner Forssmann, Nobel laureate

Deaths

1989 - Peter Scott, English ornithologist, conservationist and co-founder of the World Wildlife Fund.

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