Monday, February 11, 2008

Today in History: February 11

  • 1839 American mathematician/physicist/chemist Willard Gibbs; father of chemical thermodynamics and physical chemistry; invented vector analysis.
  • 1847 American inventor Thomas Edison born; municipal electric power; practical electric light bulb; the phonograph; practical X-ray machine.
  • 1898 Hungarian-American physicist Leo Szilard born; Martian; father of the Atom Bomb, discovered the chain reaction.
  • 1915 American mathematician Richard Hamming born; Manhattan Project; invented error-detecting codes and correcting codes; head of Bell Labs computing research.
  • 1922 Frederick Banting and Charles Best publish cure for diabetes, insulin.
  • 1939 Lise Meitner and Otto Fritsch publish first paper on nuclear fission, in Nature.
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1 comment:

  1. Qwer,
    One minor nit in all this time!!! A job well done!!!
    But insulin is not a "cure" for diabetes. It is but a treatment.
    I know, cause I are one...
    My best to you and all!


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