1540 - Birth of Ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician
1608 - Birth of Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Italian physiologist and physicist
1611 - Birth of Johannes Hevelius, Polish astronomer
1622 - Birth of Adrien Auzout, French astronomer
1687 - Death of Johannes Hevelius, Polish…
1651 - Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, German mathematician
1755 - Samuel Hahnemann, German physician
1762 - Giovanni Aldini, Italian physicist
1887 - Bernardo Houssay, Argentine physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate
1917 - Robert Burns Woodward, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate…
1923 - Insulin first became generally available for use by diabetics.
1452 - Leonardo da Vinci, Italian Renaissance polymath (above)
1552 - Pietro Cataldi, Italian mathematician
1641 - Robert Sibbald, Scottish physician
1707 - Leonhard Euler, Swiss mathematician
1710 - William…
No real time to post anything substantial - still grading and we have job candidates in this coming week. Still, here’s something to keep you amused.
1808 - The inaugural meeting of the Wernerian Natural History Society was held in Edinburgh.
1972 - The Pioneer 10 space probe is launched…