June 29, 2017:
(1) (1517) Flemish physician and botanist Rembert Dodoens is born. He wrote multiple books on plants and their medicinal uses.
(2) (1912) French oenologist and researcher Émile Peynaud is born. He is known as the forefather of modern oenology, the study of wine and winemaking.
(3) (1924) Medical doctor Roy Lee Walford is born. He was a pioneer and advocate of the field of caloric restriction.