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Today in Science (0301)

March 1, 2008

Events

1896 – Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity.

1966 – Venera 3 crashes on Venus becoming the first spacecraft to land on another planet.

1980 – Voyager 1 probe confirms that Janus (moon of Saturn) exists.

Births

1910 – Archer John Porter Martin, English chemist and Nobel Prize laureate

1943 – Richard H. Price, American physicist

1943 – Rashid Sunyaev, Russian physicist

Deaths

1697 – Francesco Redi, Italian physician

1911 – Jacobus Henricus van ’t Hoff, Dutch chemist and Nobel Prize laureate

1966 – Fritz Houtermans, German physicist

1995 – Georges J.F. Kohler, German biologist and Nobel Prize laureate

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