MAA on this day in Math

  1. Erich Hecke born near Posen, Germany (now Poznan, Poland). He would gain fame as an analytic number theorist.

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  2. First successful FORTRAN program run by Harlan Herrick of IBM.

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  3. Paul Erdos died in Warsaw, Poland. The famous problem poser and solver most enjoyed problems from number theory, combinatorics, and graph theory.

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    Paul Erdos