1811 - Birth of Urbain Le Verrier, French mathematician
1822 - Birth of Joseph Louis François Bertrand, French mathematician
1870 - Birth of Louis Bachelier, French mathematician
1880 - Birth of Harry H. Laughlin, American eugenecist
1910 - Birth of Robert Havemann, German chemist
1896 - An Austrian newspaper reports that Wilhelm Roentgen has discovered a type of radiation later known as X-rays.
1972 - Richard Nixon orders the development of a space shuttle program.
2005 - Eris, the largest known dwarf planet in the solar system, is discovered.
1865 - Julio…
1707 - Carolus Linnaeus, Swedish botanist
1718 - William Hunter, Scottish anatomist
1734 - Franz Anton Mesmer, Austrian physician/hypnotist
1887 - Thoralf Skolem, Norwegian mathematician
1893 - Ulysses S. Grant IV, American geologist and paleontologist
1908 - John Bardeen, American…
1573 - Simon Marius, German astronomer
1638 - Nicolas Steno, Danish geologist
1729 - Lazzaro Spallanzani, Italian biologist
1890 - Grigory Landsberg, Russian physicist
1916 - Sune BergstrÃ¶m, Swedish biochemist and Nobel Prize laureate
1936 - Robert Woodrow Wilson, American physicist and…