Today in Science (0118)

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1977 - Scientists identify a previously unknown bacterium (Legionella pneumophila, above) as the cause of the mysterious Legionnaires’ disease.


1856 - Daniel Hale Williams, African-American surgeon

1892 - Paul Rostock, German surgeon

1918 - Gustave Gingras, French Canadian physician


1878 - Antoine César Becquerel, French physicist

1995 - Adolf Butenandt, German chemist and Nobel Prize laureate

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