A birth to celebrate on December 25 4

December 25 is a date that should be celebrated as the birthday of one of the greatest men who ever lived.  

Isaac Newton was born on December 25, 1642. He died on March 20, 1727.

The date of his birthday changed to January 4, 1643, when England adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1752, twenty-five years after Newton’s death.

As he celebrated his birthday on December 25, we do too.

The arms of Sir Isaac Newton

Posted under History, Science by Jillian Becker on Friday, December 21, 2012

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