Today in Science (0317)

Events

1950 - Researchers announce the creation of Californium.

Births

1870 - Horace Donisthorpe, British entomologist

1881 - Walter Rudolf Hess, Swiss physiologist and Nobel Prize laureate

1931 - David Peakall, British scientist

Deaths

1764 - George Parker, 2nd Earl of Macclesfield, English astronomer

1846 - Friedrich Bessel, German mathematician and astronomer

1853 - Christian Doppler, Austrian physician and mathematician

1956 - Irene Joliot-Curie, French physicist and Nobel Prize laureate

1983 - Haldan Keffer Hartline, American physiologist and Nobel Prize laureate

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