Geophysicist in History

Historical Events


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1912-01-06 Alfred Wegener, geophysicist and meteorologist, presents his controversial theory of continental drift in a lecture at a the Geological Association (Geologischen Vereinigung) at the Senckenberg-Museum, Frankfurt.

Meteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist Alfred Wegener
Meteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist
Alfred Wegener

Famous Birthdays

  • 1678-11-26 Jean Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan, French geophysicist (d. 1771)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1880-11-01 Alfred Wegener, German polar researcher, geophysicist and meteorologist (continental shift), born in Berlin (d. 1930)

Meteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist Alfred Wegener
Meteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist
Alfred Wegener
  • 1887-07-30 Felix A Vening Meinesz, Dutch geophysicist (gravity)
  • 1900-08-06 Cecil H. Green, American geophysicist (d. 2003)
  • 1903-10-05 M. King Hubbert, American geophysicist (d. 1989)
  • 1906-05-12 William M Ewing, US geologist/geophysicist
  • 1909-04-13 Jan Veldkamp, Dutch geophysicist/director (KNMI)
  • 1914-09-14 Robert S. Dietz, Westfield New Jersey, American Geophysicist who proposed a theory of seafloor spreading in 1961
  • 1922-11-19 Stanley K Runcorn, British geophysicist (Doctor of Utrecht)
  • 1929-05-17 Raymond Hide, geophysicist

Famous Deaths

  • 1771-02-20 Jean Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan, French geophysicist (b. 1678)
  • 1949-01-10 Erich von Drygalski, German geographer, geophysicist, and polar scientist (b. 1865)
  • 1966-08-10 Felix A Vening Meinesz, geophysicist (black force), dies at 79
  • 1989-10-11 M. King Hubbert, American geophysicist (b. 1904)
  • 1991-06-03 Takeshi Nagata, Japanese geophysicist (b. 1913)
  • 1994-02-04 Jan Veldkamp, Dutch geophysicist/director (KNMI), dies at 84
  • 1995-05-19 Robert S. Dietz, American Geophysicist who proposed a theory of seafloor spreading in 1961, dies at 80
  • 1995-12-05 Stanley K Runcorn, British Geophysicist (reversals of earth's magnetic field), dies at 73
  • 2003-04-11 Cecil Howard Green, British geophysicist and businessman (b. 1900)