Today in Science (0312)

Births

1824 - Gustav Kirchhoff, German physicist

1835 - Simon Newcomb, American astronomer and mathematician

1838 - William Henry Perkin, English chemist

1863 - Vladimir Vernadsky, Russian mineralogist

1880 - Henry Drysdale Dakin, British-American biochemist

1881 - Gunnar Nordström, Finnish physicist

1907 - Dorrit Hoffleit, American astronomer

1925 - Leo Esaki, Japanese physicist and Nobel Prize laureate

Deaths

1991 - Ragnar Granit, Finnish neuroscientist and Nobel Prize laureate

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