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  • 12-25-1642

    Isaac Newton born in Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire, England, according to the pre-1752 English calendar.

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  • 12-25-1758

    Halley's comet first sighted after he predicted its return. After Newton explained planetary motion, he suggested that comets could have elongated elliptical orbits. Halley's comet has eccentricity 0.967.

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    Edmund Halley
  • 12-25-1944

    Wilhelm Kutta died in Germany. Best known in mathematics for the Runge-Kutta numerical method(s) for solving differential equations, he also made important contributions to aerodynamics, glaciers, and history of mathematics.

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