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  • 3-1-1847

    Lame presented a proof of Fermat's Last Theorem to the French Academy. His error was later pointed out by Liouville and by Kummer.

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    Gabriel Lame
    Fermat's Last Theorem
  • 3-1-1862

    Peter Barlow died in Kent, England. His New Mathematical Tables (1814), later known as Barlow's Tables, gave the factors, squares, cubes, square roots, reciprocals, and natural logarithms of all numbers from 1 to 10,000. It was so accurate that it was reprinted numerous times, the last printing in 1947.

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    Peter Barlow
    Mathematical Tables
  • 3-1-1928

    Seymour Papert born. He invented LOGO, a programming language designed especially for children.

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    Seymour Papert
    LOGO Programming Language