1715 A total solar eclipse occurs – there will not be another visible from London for 900 years
- 1892 Birth of George Paget Thomson, winner of the 1937 Nobel Prize for discovering that the electron has wavelike properties
- 1902 Birth of Alfred Kastler, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1966 "for the discovery and development of optical methods for studying Hertzian resonances in atoms"
- 1933 Birth of Steven Weinberg, who, with Abdus Salam and Sheldon Glashow, unified the electromagnetic force and weak nuclear force. The three were awarded the Nobel Prize in 1979
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