1835 - Birth of Giovanni Schiaparelli, Italian astronomer
1854 - Birth of Paul Ehrlich, German scientist, Nobel Prize laureate
1879 - Birth of Albert Einstein, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1882 - Birth of Waclaw Sierpinski, Polish mathematician
1995 - Death of William…
1916 - Albert Einstein publishes his general theory of relativity.
1987 - The Food and Drug Administration approves anti-AIDS drug AZT.
1735 - Torbern Bergman, Swedish chemist
1879 - Maud Menten, Canadian biochemist
1895 - Fredric Wertham, German-born psychologist
1959 - Mercury program: NASA announces the selection of the United States' first seven astronauts, which the news media quickly dub the "Mercury Seven" (see above).
1967 - The first Boeing 737 (a 100 series) takes its maiden flight.
1770 - Thomas Johann Seebeck, German physicist…
1609 - Galileo Galilei demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers.
1894 - Shibasaburo Kitasato discovers the infectious agent of the bubonic plague and publishes his findings in The Lancet.
1981 - Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Saturn
1989 - Voyager 2…