2/4/1778 Augustin Candolle, botanist, He invented the word taxonomy in 1813. He published a 7 volume encyclopedia of plants. He died in 1841 at the age of 63.
2/4/1893 Raymond Dart , anthropologist, He named Australopithecus in 1924.
2/4/1902 Charles Lindbergh, aviator, He flew the Spirit of St. Louis across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927 to win a prize of $25 000. He worked on perfecting an artificial heart and in 1932 his 2 year old son was kidnapped and murdered.
2/4/1906 Clyde Tombaugh, astronomer, He was an amateur astronomer who got his degree on a scholarship to the University of Kansas while he worked at the Lowell observatory. He discovered Pluto in 1930.