Today in Science (1011)

Events

1968 - Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 7, the first successful manned Apollo mission, with astronauts Wally Schirra, Donn F. Eisele and Walter Cunningham aboard.

Births

1758 - Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers, German astronomer

1884 - Friedrich Bergius, German chemist and Nobel Prize laureate

Deaths

1705 - Guillaume Amontons, French physicist and instrument maker

1811 - Johann Conrad Ammann, Swiss physician and naturalist

1889 - James Prescott Joule, English physicist

1940 - Vito Volterra, Italian mathematician and physicist

1989 - M. King Hubbert, American geophysicist

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