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Today in Science (0122)

January 22, 2008

Events

2003 – Last successful contact with Pioneer 10.

Births

1561 – Francis Bacon, English philosopher

1592 – Pierre Gassendi, French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist

1796 – Karl Claus, Russian chemist

1903 – Fritz Houtermans, Polish physicist

1908 – Lev Davidovich Landau, Russian physicist and Nobel Prize laureate

1936 – Alan J. Heeger, American chemist and Nobel Prize laureate

Deaths

1767 – Johann Gottlob Lehmann, German minerologist and geologist

1779 – Jeremiah Dixon, English surveyor and astronomer

1840 – Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German anthropologist

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