1714 - CÃ©sar-FranÃ§ois Cassini de Thury, French astronomer
1832 - Sir William Crookes, English physicist and chemist
1898 - Carl Hermann, German physicist
1920 - FranÃ§ois Jacob, French biologist, Nobel laureate
1940 - Arthur Harden, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
2004 - Opportunity Rover (MER-B) lands on surface of Mars.
2006 - Three independent observing campaigns announce the discovery of OGLE-2005-BLG-390Lb through gravitational microlensing, the first cool rocky/icy extrasolar planet around a main-sequence star.
1627 - Robert Boyle, Irish…
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…
1958 - The United States Army launches Explorer III.
1516 - Conrad Gessner, Swiss naturalist
1698 - VÃ¡clav Prokop DiviÅ¡, Czech theologian and natural scientist
1859 - Adolf Hurwitz, German mathematician
1875 - Max Abraham, German physicist
1905 - Viktor Frankl, Austrian…