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  • 4-24-1620

    John Graunt born in London. His only book, "Natural and Political Observations...upon the Bills of Mortality" (1662), was the foundation of both statistics and demography.

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    John Graunt
  • 4-24-1800

    Library of Congress established. A sum of $5000 was appropriated "for the purchase of such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress at the said city of Washington and for filling up a suitable apartment for containing them and for placing them therein." The first catalog, dated April 1802, listed 964 volumes and 9 maps.

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  • 4-24-1897

    First American Mathematical Society sectional meeting held. The Chicago Section of the AMS held its first organizational meeting under the chairmanship of E. H. Moore of the University of Chicago.

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    Eliakim Moore

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