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Today in Science (0116)

January 16, 2008

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Events

1909 – Ernest Shackleton’s expedition finds the magnetic South Pole.

2003 – Space Shuttle Columbia takes off for mission STS-107. It disintegrates 16 days later on re-entry.

Births

1477 – Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (above)

1838 – Franz Brentano, German philosopher and psychologist

1875 – Leonor Michaelis, German biochemist

1932 – Dian Fossey, American zoologist

Deaths

1547 – Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (above)

1856 – Thaddeus William Harris, American naturalist

1967 – Robert J. Van de Graaff, American nuclear physicist

2006 – Stanley Biber, American physician

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