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10 April 1710: Statute of Anne Commencement

The Statute of Anne, also known as the Copyright Act 1710 (cited either as 8 Ann. c. 21 or as 8 Ann. c. 19) is an act of the Parliament of Great Britain passed in 1710. The Copyright Act 1710

Posted in History, Open Source

ISEG – Lisbon School of Economics and Management

ISEG – Lisbon School of Economics and Management  (ISEG Lisboa) is the Business School of the Universidade de Lisboa. It history is rooted in the Aula de Comercio. In 1759, the king Jose I founded the Class of Commerce (Aula

Posted in History, ISEG, ULisboa

First aerial crossing of the South Atlantic (1922)

Gago Coutinho and Artur de Sacadura Cabral  flew from Lisbon, Portugal, to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, between March 30 and June 17, 1922.

Posted in Culture, History

Henry the Navigator was born in 1394

Infante Henry, also known as Henry the Navigator, was an important figure in the early days of the Portuguese Empire and the Age of Discoveries in total. He was responsible for the early development of European exploration and maritime trade

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John von Neumann

“John von Neumann (b. 28 December 1903, Budapest, Hungary; d. 8 February 1957, Washington, DC) has become one of the legendary figures of 20th century mathematics. The stories of his quickness of mind, power of absolute recall, linguistic range, and

Posted in ACM, Culture, History, Tecnologia

Charles Babbage and the programmable computer

“Charles Babbage was born in London on 26 December 1791. His education was mostly private and he went up to Cambridge University in 1810. Cambridge studies were then strongly oriented toward mathematics. Babbage, however, soon discovered that Newton’s ideas still

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The first Computer programmer: Augusta Ada, countess of Lovelace

“Augusta Ada Byron was born in London on 10 December 1815. She was the daughter of Lord Byron and Annabella Milbanke Byron, whose separation a little over a month after her birth was followed by Lord Byron’s leaving England, never

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Grace Hopper

“Grace Brewster Murray Hopper was born in New York City on 9 December 1906. She received her B.A. in Mathematics and Physics from Vassar College in 1928, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She continued her graduate studies

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George Boole

“George Boole (b. Lincoln, England, 1815; d. Cork, Ireland, 1864), see Fig. 1, was one of those rarities in an era of increasing specialization: the self-taught man who followed his own path to the penetration of territory untouched by his

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Siege of Lisbon

The Siege of Lisbon was the military action that brought the city of Lisbon under definitive Portuguese. The siege began on July 1. Moorish rulers agreed to surrender on October 24. The city was entered by the Christian conquerors, on

Posted in Culture, History
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