What scientist was born on today's date?

June 30
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Joseph Dalton Hooker (Botany)
Birthday: 1817, Halesworth, Suffolk, England
Joseph Dalton Hooker was assistant surgeon and naturalist on the H.M.S. Erebus and Terror expedition to Antarctica in 1839-43. He later collected plants in Bengal, Nepal, Assam, Syria, Palestine, Morocco, and the Western US. He developed London's Kew Gardens (established by his father) into an international center for botanic research.


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