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

+ In 1951 CBS unveiled its Eye Device logo.

+ The year Miller and Wheeler used the Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator (EDSAC) to discover a 79-digit prime--the largest known at the time. [Rupinski]

+ The year that (future President) Ronald Reagan took the lead role in the movie Bedtime for Bonzo.

+ The NIMROD computer was presented at the Festival of Britain in 1951. It was designed exclusively to play the game of NIM and was the first instance of a digital computer designed specifically to play a game.

+ Ralph H. Baer ("the Father of Video Games") came up with the concept of a game machine hooked to a TV as early as 1951.

+ 1951 marks the beginning of the age of electronic computers used to identify ever larger and larger prime numbers. [Green]

+ 1951 is a centered hexagonal number.

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