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Today in Science (0204)

February 4, 2008

Events

1936 – Radium E becomes the first radioactive element to be made synthetically.

Births

1725 – Dru Drury, English entomologist

1778 – A. P. de Candolle, Swiss botanist

1846 – Nikolay Umov, Russian physicist

1875 – Ludwig Prandtl, German physicist

1896 – Friedrich Hund, German physicist

1906 – Clyde Tombaugh, American astronomer

Deaths

1615 – Giovanni Battista della Porta, Italian physicist

1928 – Hendrik Lorentz, Dutch physicist and Nobel Prize laureate

1974 – Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian physicist

1987 – Carl Rogers, American psychologist

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