11/02/1915 American mathematician Richard Hamming is born
Logic by Machine (1962)
Hamming, "Creativity" (May 23, 1995)
Hamming, "You and Your Research" (June 6, 1995)
His discoveries had many implications to telecommunications and computer science. Most known are probably the Hamming codes for error detecting and correcting. He also worked on the Manhattan project, at the Los Alamos Laboratory, where he programmed the calculating machines that computed the solution to equations provided by the project's physicists.