9 July

  • 1955 Albert Einstein and Bertrand Russell launch their joint manifesto highlighting the danger posed by nuclear weapons
  • 1911 Birth of John Archibald Wheeler, a leading early expert in, and proponent of, Einstein’s general theory of relativity
  • 1926 Birth of Ben Roy Mottelson, winner of the 1975 Nobel Prize along with Aage Bohr and James Rainwater "for the discovery of the connection between collective motion and particle motion in atomic nuclei and the development of the theory of the structure of the atomic nucleus based on this connection"
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