the following year, and then went to the University of Heidelberg in Germany until April 1873 to study with Robert Wilhelm Bunsen
and Gustav Kirchhoff, who jointly developed the method of spectroscopy.
Fisher, founder of the company that still bears his name, the collection is still evolving: only recently it added a rare manuscript letter by Louis Pasteur, a note written by Robert Wilhelm Bunsen
, and a curious little painting of an alchemist using a live scorpion as the chief ingredient of his `synthesis,' which a Fisher research chemist discovered during a trip to Zurich.
Other Birthdays: 1738: Death of comedian Joe Miller: 1819: Eleven died in the Peterloo Massacre when troops broke up a Manchester crowd demanding parliamentary reforms; 1897: The Tate Gallery opened in London; 1899: Death of German chemist Robert Wilhelm Bunsen
, inventor of the Bunsen burner; 1930: Birth of poet Ted Hughes and the opening of the first British Empire Games at Hamilton, Canada; 1948: Death of American baseball player Babe Ruth; 1977: Death of American singer Elvis Presley, the king of rock and roll, at his Gracelands mansion after heart failure.