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+ East Germany was established officially as the German Democratic Republic in the emirp year of 1949. [Luhn]

+ According to the 2000 Wisden, the prime year 1949 had the most dry days (96 out of 123) of any English summer during the 20th century. [Benney]

+ The first year in which the number of member states in the United Nations was prime (namely fifty-nine). [Post]

+ The year in which Erdős and Selberg independently gave several "elementary proofs" (i.e., based on number-theoretic methods free of complex analysis) of the celebrated Prime Number Theorem. [Beedassy]

+ Xerox Corporation's Model A xerographic copier was released in 1949. [Merickel]

+ The Lee County Tobacco Festival was established in 1949. It is the longest running tobacco festival in the state of Virginia. [Marshalene]

+ 1949 and its automorphic 19999999994444999999999 are primes. [Rivera]

+ The year recreational mathematician D. R. Kaprekar devised a process now known as Kaprekar's routine. [Nishiyama]

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