Today in Science (0128)

Events

1986 - Space Shuttle Challenger breaks apart 73 seconds after liftoff killing all seven astronauts onboard

Births

1608 - Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Italian physiologist and physicist

1611 - Johannes Hevelius, astronomer

1622 - Adrien Auzout, French astronomer

1755 - Samuel Thomas von Sömmering, German physician

1884 - Auguste Piccard, Swiss physicist

1922 - Robert W. Holley, American biochemist and Nobel Prize laureate

Deaths

1687 - Johannes Hevelius, Polish astronomer

1864 - Ãmile Clapeyron, French engineer and physicist

1915 - Nikolay Umov, Russian physicist

1988 - Klaus Fuchs, German physicist

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