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Today in Science (0118)

January 18, 2008

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Events

1977 – Scientists identify a previously unknown bacterium (Legionella pneumophila, above) as the cause of the mysterious Legionnaires’ disease.

Births

1856 – Daniel Hale Williams, African-American surgeon

1892 – Paul Rostock, German surgeon

1918 – Gustave Gingras, French Canadian physician

Deaths

1878 – Antoine César Becquerel, French physicist

1995 – Adolf Butenandt, German chemist and Nobel Prize laureate

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