1703 - Death of Robert Hooke, English scientist
1800 - Birth of Heinrich Georg Bronn, German geologist
1845 - Birth of Georg Cantor, German mathematician
1918 - Birth of Arthur Kornberg, American biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
1988 - Death of Sewall…
1923 - Insulin first became generally available for use by diabetics.
1452 - Leonardo da Vinci, Italian Renaissance polymath (above)
1552 - Pietro Cataldi, Italian mathematician
1641 - Robert Sibbald, Scottish physician
1707 - Leonhard Euler, Swiss mathematician
1710 - William…
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…
1638 - Frederik Ruysch, Dutch physician and anatomist
1749 - Pierre Simon de Laplace, French mathematician and astronomer
1754 - Baron Jurij Vega, Slovenian mathematician, physicist, and artillery officer
1769 - William Smith, English cartographer (see above) and "Father of…