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Facts about Newton
« on: February 06, 2012, 03:05:27 PM »

Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) was the greatest scientist that ever lived. More than any other person, Newton was single handedly responsible for laying the the groundwork in classical mechanics, optics, and even mathematics. Landing man on the moon? Don’t look at Einstein – it was all done with Newtonian physics.

Do you know that Baby Newton Wasn’t Expected to Live?

In 1642, the year that Galileo Galilei died, Isaac Newton was born prematurely on Christmas Day. Named after his father, who died just three months before he was born, Isaac was a very small baby not expected to survive. His mother even said that Isaac was so small that he could have fit inside a quart mug. (Source: Isaac Newton’s Early Years [wiki])
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Re: Facts about Newton
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2012, 03:12:45 PM »
Very interesting,thanks for the post.

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Re: Facts about Newton
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2012, 03:38:16 PM »
thanks for sharing the interesting information
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Re: Facts about Newton
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2012, 09:36:22 AM »
Thank you for sharing.
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« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2012, 01:57:27 PM »
Newton Almost Became a Farmer

Newton was born into a farming family. When he was 17, his mother insisted that he returned from school to run the family farm! Thankfully, Newton was a bad farmer and not long afterwards, his uncle successfully persuaded his mother to let him attend Trinity College in Cambridge instead. (Source: Isaac Newton’s Early Years [wiki])
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Re: Facts about Newton
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2012, 01:18:42 PM »
Thanks for sharing mam...
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2012, 04:34:42 PM »
Good Sharing..
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« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2012, 11:29:25 AM »
Nice post! Thanks.
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« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2012, 01:24:20 PM »
“Hannah went into labor sometime on December 24, 1642. It was the time of the full moon, and the baby was born an hour or two after midnight on Christmas morning. He was so frail that two women who attended Hannah were sent to obtain some medicine from a neighbor. Instead of hurrying, they sat down to rest on the way, thinking the child would already be dead. In the years to come Hannah would tell her son that he was so little when he was born that he would have fit into a quart pot. Moreover, he was too weak to hold his head upright for feeding and breathing. A special collar was fitted to his small neck to support his head; for a long time he remained very much below the size of children his own age.”

References
Christianson, G. E. Isaac Newton. And the Scientific Revolution Oxford University Press, 1996.
Also republished in
Christianson, G. E. Isaac Newton. Lives and Legacies Oxford University Press, 2005.   
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Re: Facts about Newton
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2012, 01:43:16 PM »
Thanks for sharing.