On This Day in History: December 10
1198: Polymath Ibn Rushd (Averoess) dies. He wrote on logic, Aristotelian and Islamic philosophy, theology, the Maliki school of Islamic jurisprudence, psychology, political and Andalusian classical music theory, geography, mathematics, and the mediæval sciences of medicine, astronomy, physics, and celestial mechanics.
1452: Mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, priest, maker of astronomical instruments, and professor Johannes Stöffler born.
1684: Isaac Newton's derivation of Kepler's laws from his theory of gravity, contained in the paper De motu corporum in gyrum, is read to the Royal Society by Edmond Halley.
1804: Mathematician and academic Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi born. He will make fundamental contributions to elliptic functions, dynamics, differential equations, and number theory.
1815: Mathematician and writer Ada Lovelace born. She will do pioneering work in symbolic languages for machine processes, developing what will later be called computer programs for Charles Babbage's early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine.
1831: Physicist and academic Thomas Johann Seebeck dies. He discovered the thermoelectric effect.
1967: Project Gasbuggy underground nuclear test detonation in rural northern New Mexico. Its purpose was to determine if nuclear explosions could be useful in fracturing rock formations for natural gas extraction.
2014: The Eel receives news from informants.
The Flying Diner
2017: The Custodian 2
Albert Einstein and Alice Beta develop new technology for predicting and preventing crimes against mathematical constants
Havelock and Nikola Tesla conduct research into electrical field modulation and data transmission
The Eel and Radium Jane engage in epic arm-wrestling match to determine outcome of wager
Gnomon Chronicles: Red Eyes Fighting
For DC comics:
Rafael Volante (original character for the DC Comics universe)
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