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On This Day: 21st of August

On this day in 1948:

Publication of research paper describing a new technique for counting beta particles
Samuel CurranSir Samuel Curran invented a means to detect and measure beta particles.

Births and Deaths

Donald DewarOn this day in 1937
Donald Dewar was born.

King William IVOn this day in 1765
King William IV was born.

Lord GlencorseOn this day in 1810
John Inglis Lord Glencorse was born.

On this day in 1951
Gilbert Cook died.

On this day in 1870
Hugh Rodger Brownlee was born.

On this day in 1871
James McQueen was born.

On this day in 1872
Robert Main was born.

On this day in 1873
James Pollock was born.

On this day in 1888
Williemina Sadler Bain was born.

On this day in 1876
Andrew Brownlie was born.

On this day in 1890
John Ellis was born.

On this day in 1886
Robert Ferguson was born.

On this day in 1883
Catherine Henrietta Jockel was born.

On this day in 1889
Alexander Samuel Lithgow was born.

On this day in 1881
Archibald McLean was born.

On this day in 1877
William Pringle was born.

On this day in 1885
Euphemia Wenna Sutherland was born.

On this day in 1886
Samuel Blumenfeld was born.

On this day in 1943
Elis Fredrik Elmquist died.

On this day in 1892
Jane Scott Christie was born.

On this day in 1891
David Johnston was born.

On this day in 1893
Samuel Norman Dykes was born.

Jean ForbesOn this day in 1935
Jean Forbes was born.