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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 logarithms and he even invented a device, known as Napier’s Bones, which helped in completing … Continue reading

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January 26, 1697

On January 26, 1697, Sir Isaac Newton received Leibniz’s and Bernoulli’s six month time-limit problem. At that time, mathematicians were like rappers today, and were constantly challenging each other with math problems, trying to prove who had the biggest sets of postulates on the block. At the time, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and his student John … Continue reading

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August 31, 2009

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY in 2009, Ireland reported that it had experienced the highest number of births for a year since 1896. It should also be noted that in 2007, Irish pubs adopted the American custom of “Ladies Nights” on Tuesdays and Thursdays, where women drink for half price. You do the math.

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