Today in Science (0213)

Events

1633 - Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition.

1880 - Thomas Edison observes the Edison effect.

2004 - The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics discovers the universe’s largest known diamond, white dwarf star BPM 37093.

Births

1672 - Ãtienne François Geoffroy, French chemist

1743 - Joseph Banks, English botanist and naturalist

1910 - William Shockley, American physicist, eugenicist and Nobel Prize laureate

Deaths

1787 - RuÄer BoÅ¡koviÄ, Croatian scientist

2005 - Emilios T. Harlaftis, Greek astrophysicist

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