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Selected anniversaries in February

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February 3:
  • 1966 - The unmanned Soviet Luna 9 spacecraft makes the first controlled rocket-assisted landing on the Moon


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February 7:
  • 1979 - Pluto moves inside Neptune's orbit for the first time since either was discovered
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  • 1957 - Death of John von Neumann, Hungarian-born mathematician and physicist (b. 1903)


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  • 1791 - Birth of Peter Cooper, American Industrialist, inventor and philanthropist (d. 1883)


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  • 1898 - Birth of Fritz Zwicky, Swiss-American physicist and astronomer (d. 1974)


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  • 1937 - Birth of Yuri Manin, Russian mathematician


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  • 1916 - Death of Ernst Mach, Austrian-Czech physicist and philosopher (b. 1838)


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