Today in Science (0214)

Events

1961 - Lawrencium is first synthesized at the University of California.

2000 - NEAR Shoemaker enters orbit around asteroid 433 Eros, the first spacecraft to orbit an asteroid.

Births

1848 - Benjamin Baillaud, French astronomer

1869 - Charles Wilson, Scottish physicist and Nobel Prize laureate

1898 - Fritz Zwicky, Swiss-American physicist and astronomer

Deaths

1975 - Julian Huxley, British biologist

1989 - James Bond, American ornithologist

2003 - Dolly, first cloned mammal

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