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This Day in History

Today: November 1, 2014

June 19, 1623

Blaise Pascal is Born.

Mathematician Blaise Pascal was born in France. Before he died at age 39, Pascal produced several important theorems and treatises on geometry, physics, theology, and other subjects. His most significant contribution to computing came with the invention of the Pascaline, a digital calculator that he designed to help his father in his tax-collecting work.