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Historical Astronomers in Context: Isaac Newton

(Image from Wikipedia) Isaac Newton (December 25, 1642 – March 20, 1727) was a born a poor Englishman who attended Trinity College in Cambridge in order to try and improve his socioeconomic standing. He gained an interest in the world around him after witnessing an apple drop from a tree to the ground. At that […] Continue reading Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Isaac Newton – January 4, 1643 – March 31, 1727 In 1692 in France a severe winter and too wet of spring a summer caused a very poor harvest and led to a famine. 2 million people died as a result of the famine. In 1718 the city of New Orleans was founded my the […] Continue reading Continue reading

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