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This Week In Science History, June 24-July 1 (SLIDESHOW)

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WEEK IN SCIENCE HISTORY
Clorophyll was first synthesized on June 27, 1960 by organic chemist Robert Burns Woodward at Harvard University. | WikiMedia: Tohma

Did you know you owe your teeth to a 15th Century emperor? This week marks significant strides in history for dental care, but that's not all.

The week also commemorates the first African-American astronaut—and it's not who you might think. Chemists synthesized one of the world's most important molecules for the first time, and a man made history while traveling the high seas.

What else does "This Week In Science History" hold? Check out the slideshow for all the landmark events.

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