- 1784 Birth of Friedrich Bessel, who first used measurements of parallax in calculating the distance to a star and after whom Bessel functions in mathematics are named
- 1887 Birth of Gustav Ludwig Hertz, winner of the 1925 Nobel Prize along with James Franck for their experiments on inelastic collisions of electrons in gases, which lent support to the Niels Bohr’s atomic model
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