No real time to post anything substantial – still grading and we have job candidates in this coming week. Still, here’s something to keep you amused.
1972 – The Pioneer 10 space probe is launched
1779 – Joel Roberts Poinsett, American statesman and botanist
1862 – Boris Borisovich Galitzine, Russian physicist
1729 – Francesco Bianchini, Italian philosopher and scientist
1830 – Samuel Thomas von Sömmering, German physician
1840 – Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers, German astronomer