- 1824 Birth of Gustav Kirchoff, who coined the term “blackbody radiation” and who worked on spectroscopy and electrical circuits
- 1881 Birth of Gunnar Nordström, the first physicist to introduce an extra dimension to a theory of gravity to couple it with electromagnetism
- 1907 Birth of Dorrit Hoffleit, author of the Bright Star Catalogue, containing information on more than 9000 of the brightest stars in the sky
- 1925 Birth of Leo Esaki, who was awarded the 1973 Nobel Prize along with Ivar Giaever and Brain Josephson for the discovery of quantum tunneling of electrons. He also invented the Esaki diode, which takes advantage of electron tunneling
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