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  • 8-22-1752

    William Whiston died in Rutland, England. He succeeded Newton as Lucasian Chair of Mathematics at Cambridge University.

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    William Whiston
  • 8-22-1796

    Baden Powell born. Savilian Professor of Geometry at Oxford University from 1827 to 1854, he was responsible for reforms in mathematical education at Oxford in the 1850s. One of his 14 children, Robert Baden-Powell, founded the world scouting movement.

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    Baden Powell
    Robert Baden-Powell
  • 8-22-1932

    The first experimental television program broadcast from the BBC, London.

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    British Broadcasting Corporation

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