Daily Archives: October 19, 2014

Christian Friedrich Schonbein
October 18 is Christian Friedrich Schönbein’s birthday. Schönbein was the German chemist who discovered ozone. Scientists have noted the distinctive smell in the air during thunderstorms. Dutch chemist Van Muram noted the smell in 1801 near his electrostatic generators. He called it “the smell of electricity”. Schönbein detected the smell […]

Today In Science History – October 18 – Christian Friedrich ...