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  • 8-12-1755

    Lagrange sent Euler a summary of his work on the calculus of variations and isoperimetric problems. Euler, in Berlin, was impressed with the work of the 19-year-old from Turin.

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    Joseph-Louis Lagrange
    Leonhard Euler
    Isoperimetry
  • 8-12-1887

    Erwin Schroedinger, theoretical physicist, born in Vienna, Austria. He received the Nobel Prize for his work on wave mechanics.

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    Erwin Schroedinger
  • 8-12-1985

    Centenary of the International Statistical Institute celebrated in Amsterdam August 12 - 22.

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    International Statistical Institute