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What Happened on December 3, 1616

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Person of interestJohn Wallis

John Wallis, English mathematician and cryptographer who introduced ∞ as a symbol for infinity, born in Ashford, England (d. 1703)

Mathematician and Cryptographer John Wallis
Mathematician and Cryptographer
John Wallis

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About December 3, 1616

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 404 years, 1 month and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Sagittarius