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  • 7-11-1382

    Nicole Oresme, who worked on the theory of motion and anticipated Descartes' coordinate geometry, died in Lisieux, France.

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    Nicole Oresme
  • 7-11-1686

    Leibniz published his work on the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus in the scientific journal Acta eruditorum.

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    Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
    Acta Eruditorum
  • 7-11-1731

    Clairaut elected to the French Academy at age 18.

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    Alexis Claude Clairaut
  • 7-11-1738

    Greenwood fired. Isaac Greenwood, the first Hollis Professor at Harvard College, was "ejected" for drunkenness.

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    Isaac Greenwood
    History of Mathematics at Harvard

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