Today in Science (0217)

Births

1723 - Tobias Mayer, German astronomer

1781 - René Laënnec, French physician

1792 - Karl Ernst von Baer, German biologist

1796 - Philipp Franz von Siebold, German physician

1888 - Otto Stern, German physicist and Nobel Prize laureate

Deaths

1600 - Giordano Bruno, Italian philosopher

1680 - Jan Swammerdam, Dutch biologist

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