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Today in Science (0313)

March 13, 2008

Events

1781 – William Herschel discovers Uranus.

1925 – Scopes Trial: A law in Tennessee prohibits the teaching of evolution.

1930 – The news of the discovery of Pluto was telegraphed to the Harvard College Observatory.

Births

1720 – Charles Bonnet, Swiss naturalist and writer

1733 – Joseph Priestley, English scientist

1855 – Percival Lowell, American astronomer

1899 – John Hasbrouck van Vleck, American physicist and Nobel Prize laureate

Deaths

1773 – Philibert Commer├žon, French naturalist and explorer

1990 – Bruno Bettelheim, American psychiatrist

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  1. March 13, 2008 at 10:31 am

    Wow! A big day. Also: establishment of Time Zones and the Prime Meridian.

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