Today in Science (0301)

Events

1896 - Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity.

1966 - Venera 3 crashes on Venus becoming the first spacecraft to land on another planet.

1980 - Voyager 1 probe confirms that Janus (moon of Saturn) exists.

Births

1910 - Archer John Porter Martin, English chemist and Nobel Prize laureate

1943 - Richard H. Price, American physicist

1943 - Rashid Sunyaev, Russian physicist

Deaths

1697 - Francesco Redi, Italian physician

1911 - Jacobus Henricus van ’t Hoff, Dutch chemist and Nobel Prize laureate

1966 - Fritz Houtermans, German physicist

1995 - Georges J.F. Kohler, German biologist and Nobel Prize laureate

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