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GIMPS has discovered a new largest known prime number: 2^{82589933}1 (24,862,048 digits) 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 fiftynine). [Post] The year in which Erdős and Selberg independently gave several "elementary proofs" (i.e., based on numbertheoretic 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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