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0000: Today's Hortiscope: Is your fig tree dropping a lot of leaves? It may be part of its natural cycle, or it may be sending out a distress signal. Inspect it for signs of scales or other pests or diseases.
1617: Prospero Alpini (Latinized to Prosper Alpinus), Italian botanist, died at age 63. He pursued botany with explorations along the Nile and wrote "De Plantis Egypti Liber", later republished as "Historiae Naturalis Egypti".
1783: Lancelot (Capability) Brown, died in London at age 67. He was a proponent of the English style of landscaping and was responsible for over 150 gardens in Britain. He was called "capability" because he often told his clients their estates had "capability for improvement."
1796: John Stevens Henslow, British clergyman and botanist, was born. He showed Irish farmers how to get starch from rotten potatoes during the potato famine.
1818: Dr. William Paul Crillon (P.C.) Barton applied for (and received) the position of Professor of Natural History and Botany at the University of Pennsylvania, beating out Mr. Constantine Samuel Rafinesque.
1875: The Freedom Horticultural Society was organized in Wisconsin, with twelve members present.
1963: The Crimson Sweet watermelon was commercially introduced. It was created by Charles V. Hall of Kansas State University.
2000: Dr. Robert (Bob) Kenneth Godfrey, American botanist died at the age of 88. He taught botany at Florida State University and published several books on southeastern U.S. plants. Several species are named in his honor.
2002: Gardenology was launched as an encylopedia of gardening terminology. It would grow to contain thousands of agricultural, horticultural and basic farm and garden terminology, with illustrations and definitions shared by real-life gardeners.