(1664) Swedish physician Lars Roberg was born. As a physician, he founded Nosocomium academicum, now known as the Uppsala Academic Hospital, in Sweden.
(1883) Dutch plant pathologist Johanna Westerdijk was born. During her time as a researcher, she studied dutch elm disease, a disease that was the result of a fungal infection.
(1896) Norwegian professor of medicine, gynecology and obstetrics Jørgen Løvset was born. He performed pioneer research in infertility, inseminating the women married to infertile men.