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05/07/1687 Isaac Newton's great work PRINCIPIA is published


The extremely eccentric Isaac Newton invents the Calculus and publishes the Principia


Newton's Principia

Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica is a work in three books by Isaac Newton. The Principia states Newton's laws of motion, forming the foundation of classical mechanics; Newton's law of universal gravitation; and a derivation of Kepler's laws of planetary motion.
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