On This Day in History: January 16
1477: Johannes Schöner born. He will enjoy a European wide reputation as an innovative and influential globe maker and cosmographer and as one of the continent's leading and most authoritative astrologers.
1547: Johannes Schöner dies. He enjoyed a European wide reputation as an innovative and influential globe maker and cosmographer and as one of the continent's leading and most authoritative astrologers.
1622: First known literary reference to the illustration Galileo Galilei, Crime Fighter (in an anonymous gloss of Pedro Mexía's Silva de varia algoritmo de gnomon).
1962: Computer scientist and academic John T. Riedl born. He will be a founder of the field of recommender systems, social computing, and interactive intelligent user interface systems.
1967: Physicist Robert J. Van de Graaff dies. He design design and constructed high-voltage Van de Graaff generators.
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