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  • 5-28-1912

    Hans Zassenhaus, known for his work on group theory, Lie rings and algebras, and algebraic number theory, was born in Koblenz-Moselweiss, Germany on this day.

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    Hans Zassenhaus
  • 5-28-1959

    Committee formed to develop COBOL (COmmon Business-Oriented Language).

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    COBOL
  • 5-28-1980

    Rolf Nevanlinna died in Helsinki, Finland. He is best known for his invention of harmonic measure and of the theory of value distribution now known as Nevanlinna theory.

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    Rolf Nevanlinna
  • 5-28-585 BCE

    Thales predicted the total eclipse of the sun that took place on this date in 585 BCE.

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    Thales of Miletus
    Eclipses

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