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GIMPS has discovered a new largest known prime number: 282589933-1 (24,862,048 digits)

+ The year the first President of the United States (George Washington) took office.

+ The French mathematician Augustin-Louis Cauchy (1789-1857) was born with the French Revolution. [Luhn]

+ Seventeen 89's followed by eighty-nine 17's is a prime of palindromic length. [De Geest]

+ The year Baptist minister Elijah Craig established a still in Georgetown, Kentucky, and began producing America's first bourbon whiskey from a base of corn.

+ The largest emirp formed from the sum of two digits followed from a concatenation of these digits. [Loungrides]

+ Statehood for North Carolina occurred in an emirp year (1789). [Green]

+ Consider the concatenation of the first 1789 positive even integers (i.e., 2468101214...357435763578). Half of this number is a 6604-digit probable prime. [Sumpeloh]

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