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  • 7-30-1762

    William Braikenridge died in London, England. The geometer may be best known for his priority dispute with Maclaurin over geometric results that both discovered.

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    William Braikenridge
    Colin Maclaurin
  • 7-30-1978

    Rufus Bowen died at the age of 31, ending a promising career in dynamical systems at the University of California, Berkeley.

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    Robert Edward Bowen
  • 7-30-1985

    Julia Robinson died. Born Dec. 8, 1919, in St. Louis, Missouri, Robinson was the first woman elected to the National Academy of Sciences (1976) and to the presidency of the American Mathematical Society (1982), among many other honors.

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    Julia Robinson