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10/20/1919 - 07/25/2008
H. Tracy Hall, who died Friday at 88, was an American physical chemist, he was the first to synthesize diamonds in the laboratory, in 1954, fulfilling what scientists sought for at least two centuries.
09/09/1823 - 04/30/1891
Joseph Leidy (September 9, 1823 – April 30, 1891) was an American paleontologist. Leidy was professor of anatomy at the University of Pennsylvania, and later was a professor of natural history at Swarthmore College.
09/07/1925 - 02/08/2008
Robert Jastrow (September 7, 1925 – February 8, 2008) was an American astronomer, physicist and cosmologist. He was a leading NASA scientist, populist author and futurist.
06/08/1916 - 07/28/2004
Francis Harry Compton Crick (8 June 1916 – 28 July 2004) was an English molecular biologist, biophysicist, and neuroscientist, and most noted for being one of two co-discoverers of the structure of the DNA...
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11/08/1923 - 06/20/2005
Jack St. Clair Kilby (November 8, 1923 – June 20, 2005) was a Nobel Prize laureate in physics in 2000 for his invention of the integrated circuit in 1958 while working at Texas Instruments (TI). He is also the inventor of the handheld calcul...
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11/28/1908 - 10/30/2009
Claude Lévi-Strauss (28 November 1908 – 30 October 2009) was a French anthropologist and ethnologist, and has been called, along with James George Frazer, the "father of modern anthropology
12/24/1910 - 03/15/2004
William Hayward Pickering ONZ KBE (24 December 1910 — 15 March 2004) was a New Zealand born rocket scientist who headed Pasadena, California's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for 22 years, retiring...
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01/11/1906 - 04/29/2008
Albert Hofmann (January 11, 1906 – April 29, 2008)was a Swiss scientist known best for being the first person to synthesize, ingest and learn of the psychedelic effects of lysergic acid diethylami...
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04/08/1850 - 04/30/1934
William Henry Welch, M.D. (April 8, 1850 - April 30, 1934) was an American physician, pathologist, and medical school administrator. He was one of the "Big Four" founding professors at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Steve Irwin (Stephen Robert Irwin)
02/22/1962 - 09/04/2006
Stephen Robert "Steve" Irwin (22 February 1962 – 4 September 2006), nicknamed "The Crocodile Hunter", was an Australian television personality, wildlife expert, and conservationist. Irwin achieved worldwide fame from the...
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01/25/1921 - 11/28/2010
Samuel Theodore Cohen (January 25, 1921 – November 28, 2010) was an American physicist who invented the W70 warhead, more popularly known as the neutron bomb.
Steve Jobs (Steven Paul Jobs)
02/24/1955 - 10/05/2011
Steven Paul Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American computer entrepreneur and inventor. He was co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. Jobs also previously served as ch...
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11/27/1701 - 04/25/1744
Anders Celsius (27 November 1701 – 25 April 1744) was a Swedish astronomer. He was professor of astronomy at Uppsala University from 1730 to 1744, but traveled from 1732 to 1735 visiting notable observatories in Germany, Italy and France. He...
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01/04/1643 - 03/20/1727
Sir Isaac Newton  (4 January 1643 – 31 March 1727 [OS: 25 December 1642 – 20 March 1727]) was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist, and theologian. His monograph Philosophiæ Natural...
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12/03/1936 - 07/02/2011
Robert Anthony Sklar (December 3, 1936 - July 2, 2011) was an American historian specializing in the history of cinema.
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