# Mathematics History

**Mathematics:**
Algebra -
Mathematicians -
Statisticians

## Historical Events

**1581-08-02**Leiden University names Snellius math professor**1735-07-11**Mathematical calculations suggest that it was on this day that Pluto moved from the ninth to the eighth most distant 'planet' from the Sun for the last time before 1979

### Event of **Interest**

1822-06-14 Charles Babbage proposes a "difference engine" in a paper to the Royal Astronomical Society entitled "Note on the application of machinery to the computation of astronomical and mathematical tables"

**1970-08-24**Bomb kills 1 at U of Wisconsin's Army Math Research Center in Madison**2013-03-20**Pierre Deligne wins the 2013 Abel Prize in mathematics

## Famous Birthdays

**1798-01-24**Karl von Staudt, German math professor (projective geometrician)**1819-08-09**Jonathan Homer Lane, American astrophysicist who mathematically analyzed the Sun as a gaseous body, born in Geneseo, New York (d. 1880)

**William Thomson**

1824-06-26 William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, Irish-Scottish mathematical physicist (Kelvin Scale) and engineer (transatlantic telegraph), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1907)

**1829-08-23**Moritz B Cantor, German historian of mathematics, born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1920)**1881-03-04**Richard C. Tolman, American mathematical physicist (d. 1948)**1899-05-26**Otto E Neugebauer, Austrian/US math historian**1910-10-01**José Enrique Moyal, Australian mathematical physicist (d. 1998)**1914-10-21**Martin Gardner, Scientific American math & puzzles columnist**1920-03-20**Douglas G Chapman, biomathematical statistician**1944-12-19**Mitchell Feigenbaum, American mathematical physicist**1951-10-19**Demetrios Christodoulou, Greek mathematical physicist, recipient of the Bôcher Memorial Prize

## Famous Deaths

**1864-04-29**Charles-Julien Brianchon, math (Brianchon's theorem), dies at 80**1880-05-03**Jonathan Homer Lane, American astrophysicist who mathematically analyzed the Sun as a gaseous body, dies at 60

**William Thomson**

1907-12-17 William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, Irish-Scottish mathematical physicist (Kelvin Scale) and engineer (transatlantic telegraph), dies of a chill at 83

**1948-09-05**Richard C. Tolman, American mathematical physicist (b. 1881)**1996-07-09**Douglas G Chapman, biomathematical statistician, dies at 76**1998-05-22**José Enrique Moyal, mathematical physicist (b. 1910)