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…
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…
1795 - Wilhelm Karl Ritter von Haidinger, Austrian mineralogist
1910 - Charles Leblond, Canadian cell biologist
1914 - Alan Lloyd Hodgkin, British physiologist and Nobel Prize laureate
1915 - Robert Hofstadter, American physicist and Nobel Prize laureate
1790 - William Cullen,…