Freimut Börngen Birthday, Date of Birth

Freimut Börngen (born 17 October 1930) is a German astronomer and a prolific discoverer of minor planets. A few sources give his first name wrongly as "Freimuth". The Minor Planet Center credits him as F. Borngen.

He has studied galaxies with the Schmidt telescope at the Karl Schwarzschild Observatory in Tautenburg, Germany. In 1995 he retired, but continues to work as a freelancer for the observatory. As a by-product of his work, he has discovered numerous asteroids (519, as of July 2006). The research on asteroids had to be done in his spare time, as the search for small objects was not considered prestigious enough by the GDR research managers. During the GDR regime, Börngen restricted himself to politically neutral names for his asteroids, such as topics related to Thuringia or famous scientists and composers. Examples include 2424 Tautenburg, 3181 Ahnert, 3245 Jensch, or 3941 Haydn. After the German reunification, he chose systematically historical, cultural, scientific and geographical namings, and at times honored amateur astronomers. Other names include references to resistance fighters against the Nazi suppression, or document a religious interest.

Freimut Börngen has achieved great reputation in the international scientific community for his human qualities and the well-substantiated choice of names. In 2006, he was awarded the Bundesverdienstkreuz am Bande (Cross of Merit on ribbon) by German Federal President Horst Köhler.

The main-belt asteroid 3859 Börngen, discovered by astronomer Edward Bowell at the U.S. Anderson Mesa Station in 1987, was named in his honor. The naming and its citation was proposed and written by his college Lutz Schmadel, and published on 20 February 1989 (M.P.C. 14207).

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Birthday, Date of Birth
Friday, October 17, 1930
Place of Birth
Halle-sur-Saale
Age
90
Star Sign

The October 17, 1930 was a Friday under the star sign of . It was the 289 day of the year. President of the United States was Herbert Hoover.

If you were born on this day, you are 90 years old. Your last birthday was on the Saturday, October 17, 2020, 8 days ago. Your next birthday is on Sunday, October 17, 2021, in 356 days. You have lived for 32,881 days, or about 789,165 hours, or about 47,349,924 minutes, or about seconds.

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17th of October 1930 News

News as it appeared on the front page of the New York Times on October 17, 1930

CHANGES IN CORPORATIONS.; James C. Brady Succeeds Nicholas F. Brady on U.S. Pipe Board.

Date: 18 October 1930

J C Brady elected director

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DRIVE IS BEGUN HERE TO END TRADE BRIBES; 300 Business Men Meet to Stop Practice of 'Wining and Dining' Costing Millions Yearly. WHALEN AIDS MOVEMENT Crain Assures Aid in Enforcing Law --Chauffeurs' 'Graft' Bill Alone Put at $2,500,000' Annually.

Date: 18 October 1930

Aids merchants in drive

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NEWARK POLICE SEIZE $300,000 IN LIQUOR; Raid Old Leather Factory and Find Huge Stock of Rye Whisky--Five Arrested. FIREMEN'S RUSE AFFECTIVE Enter Plant on Pretext of Inspecting Building and Surprise Two Workers.MILE OF BEER PIPE FOUNDFederal Agents Explore YonkersSewers for Its Source and Question Officials. Firemen Aid in Raid. Seek Pipe Line's Source.

Date: 17 October 1930

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PENN STATE IN LIGHT DRILL.; Varsity Practices on Defensive-- Leaves for Easton Today.

Date: 17 October 1930

Special to The New York Times

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CAPT. LARSON WEDS BERTHA M'DOWELL; Nephew and Aide of New Jersey Governor is Married in Perth Amboy. STATESMEN AT NUPTIALS Ceremony Performed by Rev. Wilbent Westcott--Couple to Sailfor South America.

Date: 18 October 1930

Marries B E McDowell

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DE LUCA DEFEATS GARAFOLA; Lifts State Guard Welterweight Crown From Rival Before 4,000.

Date: 18 October 1930

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GAS PLANT EXTENSIONS ADVISED BY INSULL; Financier Urges Preparation for Trade Boom--Doherty Sees Big Futare in Industry. Utility Would Borrow $14,000,000 Will Suspend Copper Mining.

Date: 17 October 1930

Special to The New York Times

Shattuck Denn Mining Co suspends

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France Imported 8,000 Men To Build New Fortifications

Date: 18 October 1930

Special Cable to THE NEW YORK TIMES

8,000 men imported to build fortifications

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DIMNET FORBIDDEN TO MEET DARROW; Debate Here on "Is Religion Necessary" Is Banned by Catholic Chancery. APPEAL IS HELD FUTILE Discussion Guild Announces a NonCatholic Believer Will TakePlace of Noted Abbe.

Date: 17 October 1930

E Dimnet forbidden to debate with him

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HAYES SUGGESTS BEER TO CHEER WORKINGMEN; Cardinal of San Francisco Thinks a Little Would Help Them During Slump.

Date: 18 October 1930

Special to The New York Times

Cardinal Hayes suggests beer and light wines to cheer workingmen during depression

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