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Darwin-L Message Log 1:184 (September 1993)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

This is one message from the Archives of Darwin-L (1993–1997), a professional discussion group on the history and theory of the historical sciences.

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<1:184>From DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu  Mon Sep 20 22:34:45 1993

Date: Mon, 20 Sep 1993 20:18:59 -0400 (EDT)
From: DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu
Subject: September 20 -- Today in the Historical Sciences
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Organization: University of NC at Greensboro

SEPTEMBER 20 -- TODAY IN THE HISTORICAL SCIENCES

1811: PYOTR SIMON PALLAS dies at Berlin, Germany.  A natural historian and
geographer of great breadth, Pallas had spent most of his life in Russia,
and had investigated topics as diverse as the systematics of corals
(_Elenchus Zoophytorum_, 1766), the formation of mountain ranges (1777),
animal variation (1780), and phytogeography (_Flora Rossia_, 1784-1788).

1863: JACOB LUDWIG KARL GRIMM dies.  With his brother Wilhelm Carl, Jacob
Grimm will be remembered as one of the founding fathers of comparative
Indo-European philology.  Together they edited collections of fairy tales
(1812-1815), and Jacob produced one of the earliest comprehensive works on
comparative grammar (_Deutsche Grammatik_, 1819-1837).  In 1822 Jacob will
characterize what is today known as Grimm's law, the regular pattern of
consonantal replacement (the replacement of 'p' by 'f', for example) that
occurred during the history of the Indo-European languages.

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