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

+ Carl Friedrich Gauss, "The Prince of Mathematicians," was born in 1777.

+ In 1777 the symbol i for imaginary unit was first used by Leonhard Euler, in a memoir. [Gevisier]

+ Johann Lambert, the first to prove that pi was irrational, died in the prime year 1777.

+ In January of this prime year the people of New Connecticut declared their independence, later becoming the state of Vermont. [Green]

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