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Today in Science (0208)

February 8, 2008

Births

1677 – Jacques Cassini, French astronomer

1807 – Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, English sculptor and naturalist

1834 – Dmitri Mendeleev, Russian chemist

1930 – James Deetz, American anthropologist

Deaths

1856 – Agostino Bassi, Italian entomologist

1957 – Walther Bothe, German physicist and Nobel Prize laureate

1957 – John von Neumann, Hungarian-born mathematician and physicist

1975 – Robert Robinson, British chemist and Nobel Prize laureate

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