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Selected anniversaries in January

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January 1:
  • 2007 - Death of Leon Davidson, American scientist known for studying UFOs (b. 1922)
  • 2007 - Death of Roland Levinsky, South African medical scientist (b. 1943)


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  • 1924 - Birth of Dr Gilbert Bogle, Australian scientist who died in the Bogle-Chandler case (1963)


January 6:
  • 1689 - Death of Seth Ward, English mathematician and astronomer (b. 1617)
  • 1980 - The beginning of the first GPS epoch


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January 15:
  • 1623 - Death of Fra Paolo Sarpi, Italian patriot, scholar, scientist and church reformer (b. 1552)


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  • 1896 - The X-ray machine is exhibited for the first time


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  • 1969 - An experimental underground nuclear reactor at Lucens Vad, Switzerland, released radiation into a cavern, which was then sealed


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  • 1919 - Birth of Hans Hass, Austrian zoologist and underwater scientist


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January 27:
  • 1983 - Pilot shaft of the Seikan Tunnel, the world's longest subaqueous tunnel (53.85 km) between the Japanese islands of Honshu and Hokkaido breaks through


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January 30:
  • 1995 - Death of Gerald Durrell, British naturalist, zookeeper, author, and television presenter (b. 1925)


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