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Interesting Fact - The equals sign

The = sign was invented by 16th Century Welsh mathematician Robert Recorde, who was fed up with writing "is equal to" in his equa...

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15th January

1929 - Martin Luther King was born in Atlanta, Georgia.

2001 - Wikipedia was launched by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger.

On This Day

12th January

1895 - The National Trust was founded in England. Within days it was given its first place - five acres of cliff top at Dinas Oleu in Wales.

On This Day

11th January

2008 - Sir Edmund Hillary died.

(In 1953, he took part in John Hunt's expedition, in which he and Tenzing became the first to reach the summit. Interestingly there's only a photo of Sherpa Tenzing at the top, Tenzing couldn't take Sir Edmund's photo, but seemingly he didn't mind.)