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  • 7-24-1856

    Emile Picard born in Paris, France. He worked in algebraic geometry and mathematical physics.

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  • 7-24-1860

    Yale University authorized the granting of Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The first such degrees in the U.S. were awarded in 1861 by Yale to Eugene Schuyler, James Morris Whiton, and Arthur Williams Wright.

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  • 7-24-1934

    Hans Hahn died in Vienna, Austria, city of his birth. Best known for the Hahn-Banach Theorem, he worked in many areas of analysis and in philosophy of mathematics.

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    Hans Hahn

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