1585 - Death of Rembert Dodoens, Flemish physician and botanist
1628 - Birth of Marcello Malpighi, Italian physician
1670 - Death of Johann Rudolf Glauber, German chemist
1709 - Birth of Georg Steller, German naturalist
1876 - Alexander Graham Bell makes the first successful telephone…
1862 - Comet Swift-Tuttle is discovered by Lewis Swift.
1945 - Manhattan Project: The Atomic Age begins when the United States successfully detonates (see above) a plutonium-based test nuclear weapon at the Trinity site near Alamogordo, New Mexico.
1994 - Jupiter is hit by fragments of…
1627 - John Ray, English naturalist
1762 - Pierre AndrÃ© Latreille, French zoologist
1803 - Christian Doppler, Austrian physicist
1825 - Jean-Martin Charcot, French neurologist
1849 - John Ambrose Fleming, British physicist
1857 - Theodor Escherich, German pediatrician
1874 - Egas Moniz,…
1846 - Discovery of Neptune by Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier and John Couch Adams
1884 - Herman Hollerith patents his mechanical tabulating machine.
1999 - NASA announces that it has lost contact with the Mars Climate Orbiter.
1791 - Johann Franz Encke, German astronomer