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Births

1553 - Prospero Alpini, Italian physician and botanist

1715 - Pierre Charles Le Monnier, French astronomer

1837 - Johannes Diderik van der Waals, Dutch physicist and Nobel Prize laureate

1887 - Henry Moseley, English physicist

1907 - Lars Leksell, Swedish physician

1924 - Colin Macmillan Turnbull, British-born anthropologist

Deaths

1902 - Walter Reed, American bacteriologist

1937 - Jagdish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist

1937 - George Albert Boulenger, Belgian naturalist

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it's amazing how many of these names I recognize.