78 – Born in Shiqiao of Nanyang, Henan Province, China. Zhang Heng, also known as Pingzi, a Chinese astronomer, geographer, and mathematician. 90 – He was an accomplished writer at twelve. 94 – At sixteen, he left home to pursue his study in the capital cities. He published several well recognized literary writings. 108 – ..
1552 – Born in London, England. British geographer, clergyman, translator, collector and editor of adventure narratives, and advocate for the westward expansion of English power. 1570 – Entering Christ Church, Oxford, "his exercises of duty first performed", he fell to his intended course of reading, and by degrees perused all the printed or written voyages ..
1656 – He was born on the 8th day of November this year at Haggerston, London. 1673 – He studied at St Paul’s School, and then from this year at The Queen’s College, Oxford. 1676 – On leaving Oxford, in this year, he visited the south Atlantic island of St. Helena with the intention of ..
1849 – Born in Ostemo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan on September 23rd. American explorer and geographer. – Mr. Baker has contributed mathematical papers to the scientific journals, and has been one of the secretaries of the Philosophical society, Washington. 1870 – Educated at Kalamazoo College and the University of Michigan, where he graduated. ..
1872 – Wallace Walter Atwood was born. – Wallace Walter Atwood main contribution was his idea of Global Species Consolidation. – He theorized that men follow a set path in their evolution. – The first stage is Dispersion, which represents migration from a point of origin. – ..
780 – Al-Khwarizmi was born in Khwarizm. 800-850 – Author of the book about the systematic solution of linear and quadratic equations. The word algebra originated from the word "al-jabr", one of the two operations used to solve quadratic equations. Wrote "On the Calculation with Hindu Numerals" which was translated into latin as "Algoritmi de ..
1273 – Abulfeda was born at Damascus, where his father Malik ul-Afdal, brother of the prince of Hamah, had fled from the Mongols. He was a descendant of Ayyub, the father of Saladin. 1285 – In his boyhood he devoted himself to the study of the Qur’an and the sciences, but from his twelfth year ..