Henry Cavendish

Philosopher, physicist, and chemist, Henry Cavendish was born on October 10, 1731. Wednesday. He is credited with the discovery of hydrogen gas, the most abundant element in our universe. Unless we ever find out what dark matter is.

JH van ‘t Hoff Jr

Winner of the first Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1901, Jacobus Henricus van ‘t Hoff Jr was born on August 30, 1852.