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  • 8-21-1560

    Tycho Brahe turns to astronomy. The occurrence at the predicted time of a solar eclipse in Copenhagen turned Tycho Brahe towards a life of observational astronomy.

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    Tycho Brahe
  • 8-21-1789

    Augustin-Louis Cauchy born in Paris, France. He worked at the forefront of many areas of mathematics, including real and complex analysis and, in algebra, permutation groups.

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    Augustin Louis Cauchy
  • 8-21-1949

    BINAC demonstrated. John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert, Jr., demonstrated BINAC, the Binary Automatic Computer, capable of calculating 12000 times faster than a human being.

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    John Mauchly
    John Presper Eckert

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