Why Famous: Known for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and food preparing process known as pasteurization.
- 1849-05-29 Bacteriologist Louis Pasteur (26) weds secretary Marie Laurent (23) in Strasbourg, France
- 1862-04-20 First pasteurization test completed by Frenchmen Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard
- 1885-07-06 Louis Pasteur successfully give an anti-rabies vaccine to 9-year-old Joseph Meister, saving his life
- 1887-06-04 Pasteur Institute founded by French biologist Louis Pasteur in Paris