Asa Gray, preeminent American botanist and Harvard professor, was born on November 18, 1810 in Sauquoit, New York.
George Thorndike Angell, founder of the MSPCA, was born on June 5, 1823 in Southbridge, Massachusetts. He was the son of a schoolteacher and a Baptist minister.
Williamina Stevens Fleming, a maid turned astronomer, was born May 15, 1857 in Scotland.
Edwin Land, inventor and photography pioneer, was born in Norwich, Connecticut on May 7, 1909.