1531 - Death of Johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer
1698 - Birth of Pierre Bouguer, French mathematician
1727 - Birth of Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, Austrian scientist
1804 - Birth of Karl Theodor Ernst von Siebold, German physiologist
1822 - Birth of Sir Francis…
1684 - Isaac Newton’s derivation of Kepler’s laws from his theory of gravity, contained in the paper De motu corporum in gyrum, is read to the Royal Society by Edmund Halley.
1452 - Johannes StÃ¶ffler, German mathematician and astronomer
1588 - Isaac Beeckman, Dutch scientist and…
1473 - Birth of Nicolaus Copernicus, mathematician and astronomer
1526 - Birth of Charles de L'Ecluse, Flemish botanist
1553 - Death of Erasmus Reinhold, German astronomer and mathematician
1660 - Birth of Friedrich Hoffmann, German physician and chemist
1799 - Death of Jean-…
1827 - John Walker sells the first friction match. He had invented it in the previous year.
1938 - LSD is first synthesized (see above)
1964 - IBM announces the System/360.
1969 - The Internet's symbolic birth date: publication of RFC 1.
2001 - Mars Odyssey is launched.