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Science Facts - July Month

1 July 1929 American Biologist Gerald Edelman (Co- winner of the 1972 Nobel Prize in Physiology or medicine for work on the immune system ) was born.
1 July 1941 American Scientist Alfred G. Gilman (Co-winner of the 1994 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discovery of G-proteins and the role of these proteins in signal transduction in cell) was born.
2 July 1862 English Physicist William Henry Bragg (Co-winner of the 1915 Nobel Prize in Physics for their services in the Analysis of Crystal Structure by means of X- rays ) was born.
4 July 2005      Successful collision of NASA’s satellite “Deep Impact” with comet into the space was held at the distance 13.04 million km from the Earth.
5 July 1891 American Chemist John Howard Northrop (Co- winner of the 1946 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for Isolation, Crystallization, and study of enzymes, proteins and viruses ) was born.
6 July 1885 Louis Pasteur had successfully tested the vaccine against rabies on human.
9 July 1929 American-born physicist Ben Roy Mottelson (Winner of the 1975 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the non- spherical geometry of atomic nuclei ) was born.
10 July 1902 German Chemist Kurt Alder ( known for Diels – Alder reaction) was born.
10 July 1920 American Physicist Owen Chamberlain (Co- winner of the 1959 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of the antiproton, a sub atomic antiparticle) was born
10 July 1962 Telstar, the world’s first communications satellite was launched into the orbit.
11 July             World Population Day. (by U.N.) 
12 July 1913 American Physicist Willis Lamb (Winner of the 1955 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discoveries concerning the fine structure of the Hydrogen Spectrum) was born.
12 July 1928 American Chemist Elias James Corey (Winner of the 1990 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his development of the theory and methodology of organic synthesis, specially retrosynthetic analysis ) was born.
14 July 1965 The 'Mariner 4' flyby of Mars takes the first close-up photos of another planet.
15 July 1921 American Chemist Robert Bruce Merrifield (Winner of the 1984 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the invention of solid state peptide synthesis ) was born.
16 July 1888 Dutch Physicist Fritz Zernike (Winner of the 1953 Nobel Prize in Physics for his invention of the phase- contrast microscope ) was born.
16 July 1994 Comet 'Shoemaker – Levy -9' collides with Jupiter. Impacts continue until July 22nd.
18 July 1853 Dutch Physicist Hendrik Lorentz (Co- winner of the 1902 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery and theoretical explanation of the Zeeman effect) was born.
18 July 1980 Launching of Indian satellite “Rohini RS-1” into the Space.
19 July 1938 Indian astrophysicist Jayant Narlikar was born.
21 July 1969 Neil Armstrong and Edwin Buzz Aldrin become the first men to walk on the Moon, during the Apollo 11 mission.
24 July 1969 Successful landing of “Appolo-11” in the pacific Ocean.
28 July 1925 American Scientist Baruch S. Blumberg (Co-winner of the 1976 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on the Hepatitis B virus) was born.
29 July 1898 American Physicist Isidor Isaac Rabi (Winner of the 1944 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of nuclear magnetic resonance) was born.
31 July American Chemist Paul D. Boyer (Co-winner of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for research on the enzymatic mechanism underlying the biosynthesis of adenosine triphosphate) was born.
U.N. - United Nations, WHO – World Health Organization and UNESCO – United Nations Educational Scientific & Cultural Organization