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Today In History: March 20 1727

Death of Isaac Newton His enormous prestige earned him the title of Sir and upon his death receiving State honors. He was buried in Westminster Abbey. On March 20, 1727 died the scientist whose theories marked the path of physics to the relativity of Einstein, Isaac Newton. In 1661 he joined Trinity College, Cambridge, where his main mentor would be the mathematician Isaac Barrow. Encouraged by him and by the ideas of Galileo, Kepler and Descartes Newton was given to the study of mathematics. In 1666 his findings revolutionised the world of science: he invented infinitesimal calculus (whose discovery was disputed with Leibniz),…
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Today In History: March 14 1879

Albert Einstein Is Born Although a self described pacifist, his works contributed to the creation of the atomic bomb Albert Einsten was born in the German town of Ulm on March 14, 1879. His rejection of the education system and militarism of Germany at the time led him to move to Switzerland in 1895. There he began his studies at the Polytechnic of Zurich graduating in physics and mathematics. However no professor accepted his assistantship application because of his known tendency to not conform to the standards that preceded him. He finally achieved a stable job in the Patent Office…
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