1859 - Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" published
Darwin's thesis "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life" was first published. This thesis led to the beginning of evolutionary biology.
1909 - The Wright brothers formed a million-dollar corporation for the commercial manufacture of airplanes.
Baruch de Spinoza
November 24, 1632
1876 - Hideyo Noguchi
Noguchi was a Japanese bacteriologist who discovered the bacteria Treponema pallidum is the cause of syphilis.
1925 - Simon van der Meer
Simon van der Meer is a Dutch physicist who shares the 1984 Nobel Prize in Physics with Carlo Rubbia for their discovery of the W and Z bosons.
1972 - Charles Babbage - Economy of Manufactures
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