1632 - Death of Joost Bürgi, Swiss clockmaker and mathematician
1868 - Birth of Theodore William Richards, American chemist, Nobel laureate
1881 - birth of Irving Langmuir, American chemist, Nobel laureate
1896 - Birth of Sofya Yanovskaya, Russian mathematician
1929 - Birth of…
1925 - John T. Scopes (above) is served an arrest warrant in violation of the Butler Act.
1961 - Mercury program: Mercury-Redstone 3 - Alan Shepard becomes the first American to travel into space, making a sub-orbital flight of 15 minutes.
1921 - Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American…
1832 - Wilhelm Wundt, German psychologist
1845 - Gabriel Lippmann, French physicist, Nobel laureate
1904 - Wendell Meredith Stanley, American chemist, Nobel laureate
1705 - Jakob Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician and scientist
1893 - Jean-Martin Charcot, French neurologist
1899 - Robert…
1609 - Galileo Galilei demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers.
1894 - Shibasaburo Kitasato discovers the infectious agent of the bubonic plague and publishes his findings in The Lancet.
1981 - Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Saturn
1989 - Voyager 2…