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Today in Science (0312)

March 12, 2008

Births

1824 – Gustav Kirchhoff, German physicist

1835 – Simon Newcomb, American astronomer and mathematician

1838 – William Henry Perkin, English chemist

1863 – Vladimir Vernadsky, Russian mineralogist

1880 – Henry Drysdale Dakin, British-American biochemist

1881 РGunnar Nordstr̦m, Finnish physicist

1907 – Dorrit Hoffleit, American astronomer

1925 – Leo Esaki, Japanese physicist and Nobel Prize laureate

Deaths

1991 – Ragnar Granit, Finnish neuroscientist and Nobel Prize laureate

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