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  • 11-28-1660

    After attending a lecture by Christopher Wren, a group gathered to discuss the founding of "a college for the promoting of physico-mathematical experimental learning." The result was the Royal Society of London.

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    Royal Society of London
  • 11-28-1943

    Eduard Helly died in Chicago, Illinois. His work in functional analysis anticipated the Hahn-Banach and Banach-Steinhaus theorems.

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  • 11-28-1977

    Charles Babbage Institute incorporated in Palo Alto, California, as International Charles Babbage Society. In 1980, the Institute moved to the University of Minnesota, where it thrives as the Center for the History of Information Technology.

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    Charles Babbage