## Historical Events

### Event of **Interest**

Apr 8 Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician, proves the quadratic reciprocity law (the ability to determine the solvability of any quadratic equation in modular arithmetic)

**Apr 13**First elephant arrives in US from India

## Famous Birthdays

**Apr 10**James Bowie, American pioneer and soldier (Texas Revolution), born in Logan, Kentucky (d. 1836)**Apr 12**George N. Briggs, American lawyer and politician, 19th Governor of Massachusetts, born in Adams, Massachusetts (d. 1861)**Apr 24**Karl Leberecht Immermann, German writer, born in Magdeburg (d. 1840)**Apr 26**Auguste-Matthieu Panseron, composer

## Famous Deaths

**Apr 18**Johan Wilcke, Swedish physicist, dies at 63