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March

March 14, 1879  
Science
Albert Einstein's Birthday
Scientist and statesman (b. 1879)

Albert Einstein, renowned theoretical physicist and creator of the famous formula, E = mc(2), was born in Wittburg, Germany in 1879. While his quote, "God does not play dice with the Universe", he was a freethinker who eschewed the idea of a personal god.

 
 
 
March 16, 1751  
Founder
James Madison's Birthday
US President and author of the Bill of Rights (b. 1751)

James Madison, 4th President of the United States and author of the US Bill of Rights, was born March 16, 1751 in Port Conway, Virginia.

 
 
 
March 31, 1596  
Philosophy
Rene Descartes' Birthday
Father of modern philosophy (b. 1596)

Rene Descartes, dubbed the "Father of Modern Philosophy", was born on March 31, 1596 in La Haye en Touraine [now Descartes]. He is also a well known mathematician.

 
 
 

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