Today in Science (0304)

Apologies for no Monday Mustelid yesterday. Busy, busy.

Events

1675 - John Flamsteed appointed first Astronomer Royal

1774 - First sighting of Orion Nebula by William Herschel.

1997 - Bill Clinton bans federally funded human cloning research.

2002 - Canada bans human embryo cloning but permits government-funded scientists to use embryos left over from fertility treatment or abortions.

2006 - Final contact attempt with Pioneer 10 by the Deep Space Network. No response was received.

Births

1835 - John Hughlings Jackson, English neurologist

1847 - Karl Bayer, Austrian chemist

1854 - Napier Shaw, British meteorologist

1859 - Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Russian physicist

1862 - Jacob Robert Emden, Swiss astrophysicist and meteorologist

1863 - Reginald Innes Pocock, British zoologist

1881 - Richard C. Tolman, American mathematical physicist

1903 - William C. Boyd, American immunochemist

1904 - George Gamow, Ukrainian-born physicist

1923 - Sir Patrick Moore, British astronomer

1934 - Janez Strnad, Slovenian physicist

Deaths

1853 - Christian Leopold von Buch, German geologist

1910 - Knut Ãngström, Swedish physicist

1927 - Ira Remsen American chemist

1952 - Charles Scott Sherrington, English scientist and Nobel Prize laureate

1973 - Samuel Tolansky, British scientist

1976 - Walter H. Schottky, German physicist

2004 - George Pake, American physicist

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