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January 29, 1594

On January 29, 1594, Mathematician John Napier dedicated his “Plaine Discovery of the Whole Revelation of St. John” to King James VI and predicted the end of the world in 1688 or 1700. He wasn’t exactly sure as he had a floating decimal that was causing… Continue reading

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March 21, 1844

On March 21, 1844, William Miller predicted that the Second Coming would happen and all good Christians would be Raptured. Tens of thousands of Americans believed him and spent the night of March 20, 1844, praying and waiting for the … Continue reading

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January 29, 1594

On January 29, 1594, Scottish mathematician, physicist and astronomer, John Napier of Merchiston, dedicated his manuscript, ‘A Plaine Discovery of the Whole Revelation of St. John’ to King James VI. While Napier was a brilliant mathematician and he did discover … Continue reading

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