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Events

1991 - The American Galileo spacecraft makes its closest approach to 951 Gaspra (above), becoming the first probe to visit an asteroid.

Births

1656 (O.S.) - Edmond Halley, English astronomer

1827 - Marcellin Berthelot, French chemist

1880 - Abram Ioffe, Soviet physicist

1915 - William Berenberg, American physician

1920 - Baruj Benacerraf, Venezuelan-born immunologist and Nobel Prize laureate

1923 - Carl Djerassi, Austrian chemist

Deaths

1932 - Joseph BabiÅski, Polish-French neurologist

1933 - Albert Calmette, French physician

1971 - Arne Tiselius, Swedish chemist and Nobel Prize laureate

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