1597 - Birth of Jean-Charles de la Faille, Belgian mathematician
1610 - Birth of John Pell, English mathematician
1697 - Death of Francesco Redi, Italian physician
1862 - Death of Peter Barlow, English mathematician
1884 - Death of Isaac Todhunter, English mathematician
1896 - Henri…
1609 - Galileo Galilei demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers.
1894 - Shibasaburo Kitasato discovers the infectious agent of the bubonic plague and publishes his findings in The Lancet.
1981 - Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Saturn
1989 - Voyager 2…
2001 - George W. Bush announces federal funding for limited research on embryonic stem cells.
1726 - Francesco Cetti, Italian scientist
1776 - Amedeo Avogadro, Italian chemist
1896 - Jean Piaget, Swiss psychologist
1896 - Lev Vygotsky, Russian psychologist
1896 - Erich HÃ¼ckel,…
1909 - Burgess Shale fossils discovered by Charles Doolittle Walcott.
1852 - Jacobus Henricus van ’t Hoff, Nobel laureate
1871 - Ernest Rutherford, Nobel laureate
1884 - Theodor Svedberg, Nobel laureate
1912 - Edward Mills Purcell, Nobel laureate
1751 - Christopher Polhem,…