1936 - Alan Turing submits On Computable Numbers for publication.
1676 - Jacopo Riccati, Italian mathematician
1738 - Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, French physician
1807 - Louis Agassiz, Swiss-born zoologist and geologist
1836 - Alexander Mitscherlich, German chemist
1872 - Marian…
1858 - The joint reading of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace’s papers on evolution to the Linnean Society.
1742 - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, German physicist
1915 - Joseph Ransohoff, American neurosurgeon
1929 - Gerald Edelman, American biologist, Nobel laureate
Today is the anniversary of the death, in 1873, of the Swiss-born American zoologist and geologist, Louis Agassiz (born in 1807) whom I've mentioned before. It is fair to say that Agassiz was the last intellectually respectable creationist in America. A vehement anti-evolutionist and polygenist,…
1858 - George Mary Searle discovers the asteroid 55 Pandora.
1624 - Thomas Sydenham, English physician
1892 - Arthur Compton, American physicist and Nobel laureate
1937 - Jared Diamond, American biologist
1941 - Stephen Jay Gould, American paleontologist
1749 - Ãmilie du ChÃ¢…