- 1961 The Venera 1 probe is launched towards Venus by the Soviet Union
- 2001 The NEAR Shoemaker probe becomes the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid, 433 Eros
- 1804 Birth of Heinrich Lenz, known for his eponymous law of electrodynamics – that an induced current always opposes the change causing it
- 1918 Birth of Julian Schwinger, known for his work on quantum electrodynamics
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