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  • 6-24-1634

    De Roberval won competition. Gilles Personne de Roberval was proclaimed the winner of the triennial competition for the Ramus chair at the College Royal in Paris. Thereafter he kept his mathematical discoveries secret so that he could continue to win the competition and keep the chair. As a consequence he lost credit for many of his discoveries.

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  • 6-24-1880

    Geometer and topologist Oswald Veblen born in Decorah, Iowa. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago and spent most of his career at Princeton University.

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  • 6-24-1880

    Jules Lissajous, famous for using Lissajous curves to visualize the waves created by vibrations, died in France.

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