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Today in Science (0217)

February 17, 2008

Births

1723 – Tobias Mayer, German astronomer

1781 – René Laënnec, French physician

1792 – Karl Ernst von Baer, German biologist

1796 – Philipp Franz von Siebold, German physician

1888 – Otto Stern, German physicist and Nobel Prize laureate

Deaths

1600 – Giordano Bruno, Italian philosopher

1680 – Jan Swammerdam, Dutch biologist

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