Full Name: Dmitri Mendeleev
Profession: Chemist and Inventor
Why Famous: Formulated the Periodic Law and created a farsighted version of the periodic table of elements.
Mendeleev used the table to correct the properties of some already discovered elements and to predict the properties of eight elements yet to be discovered.
The crater Mendeleev on the Moon, as well as element number 101, the radioactive mendelevium, are named after him.
- 1869-03-06 Dmitri Mendeleev presents the first periodic table of the elements to the Russian Chemical Society
- 1887-08-19 Dmitri Mendeleev makes a solo ascent by balloon to an altitude of 11,500 feet (3.5 km) above Klin, Russia to observe an eclipse