1688 - Birth of Emanuel Swedenborg, Swedish scientist and philosopher
1810 - Birth of Ernst Kummer, German mathematician
1846 - Birth of Karol Olszewski, Polish scientist
1886 - Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile.
1926 - Birth of Abdus Salam, Pakistani…
1905 - Albert Einstein’s paper, "Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?", is published in Annalen der Physik. This paper leads to the mass-energy equivalence E = mcÂ².
1953 - Authorities at the British Natural History Museum announce that the "Piltdown Man" skull was a…
1807 - The asteroid Vesta is discovered.
1974 - NASA's Mariner 10 becomes the first spaceprobe to fly by Mercury (see above)
1824 - Ludwig BÃ¼chner, German philosopher and physician
1873 - Tullio Levi-Civita, Italian mathematician
1927 - John Robert Vane, English pharmacologist,…
1943 - Streptomycin, the first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis, is isolated by researchers at Rutgers University.
1688 - William Cheselden, English surgeon and anatomist
1858 - George Albert Boulenger, Belgian naturalist
1897 - Salimuzzaman Siddiqui, Pakistani scientist and scholar