1633 - Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition.
1672 - Birth of Étienne François Geoffroy, French chemist
1743 - Birth of Joseph Banks, English botanist and naturalist
1787 - Death of RuÄer BoškoviÄ, Croatian scientist
1805 - Birth of Peter Gustav…
1610 - Galileo Galilei observes the four largest moons (the Galilean moons) of Jupiter for the first time.
1834 - Johann Philipp Reis, German physicist and inventor
1925 - Gerald Durrell, British naturalist
1941 - John E. Walker, English chemist and Nobel Prize laureate
1623 - Blaise Pascal, French mathematician and philosopher
1846 - Antonio Abetti, Italian astronomer
1897 - Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, English chemist, Nobel laureate
1906 - Ernst Boris Chain, German-born biochemist, Nobel laureate
1910 - Paul Flory, American chemist, Nobel laureate
1838 - Samuel Morse first successfully tests the electrical telegraph.
1714 - Percivall Pott, English physician
1795 - Anselme Payen, French chemist
1822 - Heinrich Schliemann, German archaeologist
1920 - John Maynard Smith, English biologist
1932 - Stuart A. Rice, American…