Monday, January 14, 2008

Today in History: January 14

  • 1742 Edmond Halley dies, forced friend Isaac Newton to publish his Calculus.
  • 1806 American Matthew Maury born, 1st to map the ocean floor, father of the Trans-Atlantic cable.
  • 1898 Lewis Carroll dies, wrote Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
  • 1914 Henry Ford started the continuous motion assembly line, an 8x speed up.
  • 1978 American Kurt Gödel dies, his Incompleteness Theorems ended a century of attempts to axiomatize mathematics.

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