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What Happened on April 8, 1796

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

1796 Highlights

About April 8, 1796

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 226 years, 1 month and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aries