11-17-1879

John Wesley Young born in Columbus, Ohio. His 1923 report, “The Reorganization of Mathematics in Secondary Education,” profoundly influenced educational thought and practice. More information about: John Wesley Young [ read more ]

11-17-1790

August Ferdinand Moebius born in Saxony, Germany. He discovered his famous Moebius strip in September, 1858. Johann Benedict Listing had discovered the same surface two months earlier. More information about: August Moebius Moebius Strip [ read more ]

11-17-1597

Henry Gellibrand born in London, England. He completed and published his friend Henry Briggs’ Trigonometria Britannica, trigonometric tables with instruction in their application, in 1633. More information about: Henry Gellibrand Henry Briggs [ read more ]

11-17-1717

While making his rounds, a gendarme found an infant on the steps of the Church of Saint Jean-le-Rond in Paris. The child was christened Jean-le-Rond. Later, he added the surname d’Alembert. More information about: Jean le Rond d’Alembert [ read more ]