1781 - English astronomer William Herschel detected Uranus in the night sky, but he thought it was a comet.
1877, the first U.S. patent for earmuffs was issued to teen-aged Chester Greenwood of Farmington, Maine (No. 188,292).
1882, the zoopraxiscope, an optical apparatus invented by Eadweard J. Muybridge (1879) to exhibit photographs of moving animals, was shown at the Royal Institution in the presence of the Prince of Wales.
1930, the discovery of a ninth planet was announced by Clyde W. Tombaugh at Lowell Observatory.
John H. Van Vleck
John Hasbrouck Van Vleck - American physicist and mathematician - shared the 1977 Nobel Prize for Physics (with Philip W. Anderson and Sir Nevill F. Mott) for his work on the behaviour of electrons in magnetic, noncrystalline solid materials.
Clifford M. Holland
Mar 1883 .
Clifford Milburn Holland was the American engineer who designed the 1.5-mile-long Holland Tunnel under the Hudson River, between New York City and Jersey City, NJ. In 1919, Holland, took office as Chief Engineer of the tunnel that would eventually bear his name.
American astronomer who predicted the existence of the planet Pluto and initiated the search that ended in its discovery.
English inventor who invented linoleum (pat. app. 19 Dec 1863, No. 3210). His 88 patents included artificial leather, distillation, plastics, flexible metal tubing, and Lincrusta, an embossed linoleum wall covering.
English chemist, clergyman and political theorist who discovered the element oxygen
Swiss naturalist and philosophical writer - discovered parthenogenesis (reproduction without fertilization) in female aphids.
Italian naturalist - founded the Accademia dei Lincei (1603, Academy of Linceans or Lynxes) - regarded as the first modern scientific society - Galileo was the sixth member (1611).
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