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0000: Today's Hortiscope: Are squirrels digging around in the flower bed these days? They might be looking for some forget-me-nuts to give to their Valentine.
1795: Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge was born near Hamburg, Germany. He is credited for a number of discoveries, the most notable were refining sugar from beet juice, and the discovery of caffeine.
1796: John Sibthorp, English botanist, died at age 37 after contracting consumption while botanizing in Greece. He helped found the Linnean Society and published "Flora Oxoniensis." After his death, he left an endowment and directed it to be used to published "Flora Graeca" and "Florae Graecae Prodromus."
1830: Etienne-Emile Desvaux, botanist and member of the Societe Botanique de France, was born at Vendome. As a young man, he explored the Pyrenees and Geneva, Munich and Berlin before his untimely death at the age of 25.
1878: Elias Magnus Fries, Swedish botanist and mycologist, died at Uppsala, Sweden. His work on fungi and lichens gave him a position comparable to Linnaeus.
1910: The Boy Scouts of America was incorporated by W.D. Boyce. Scouts engage in numerous outdoor activities while demonstrating citizenship, character and personal fitness.
1983: During a severe drought, a dust storm hits Melbourne, Australia and a 320-metres (1,050-feet) deep dust cloud envelops the city.