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Selected anniversaries in August

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  • 1823 - Death of Lazare Carnot, French general, politician, and mathematician (b. 1753)


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  • 1893 - Birth of Leslie Comrie, New Zealand astronomer and computing pioneer (d. 1950)
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  • 1902 - Birth of Margaret Murie, American conservationist, naturalist, and author (d. 2003)


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  • 1662 - Death of Blaise Pascal, French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher (b. 1623)


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  • 1951 - Birth of Eric Goles, Chilean mathematician and computer scientist


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August 28:
  • 1859 - A geomagnetic storm causes the Aurora Borealis to shine so brightly that it is seen clearly over parts of USA, Europe, and even as far afield as Japan


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  • 1989 - Death of Peter Scott, English explorer, naturalist, and painter (b. 1909)


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  • 1869 - Death of Mary Ward, Irish scientist, first automobile accident victim (b. 1827)