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What Happened on April 8, 1796

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Mathematician, Astronomer and Physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss
Mathematician, Astronomer and Physicist
Carl Friedrich Gauss

1796 Highlights

About April 8, 1796

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 224 years, 10 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aries