It happened on FEBRUARY 24


Pope Gregory XIII, with the goal of bringing the civil calendar into agreement with astronomical observations, introduced, in the Apostolic Letter Inter gravissimas, the new reformed calendar named after him.


Charles René Reyneau died in Paris. He was a French mathematician, a science popularizer, and a Catholic priest. He wrote didactic works, or textbooks, for higher-level math classes, which served to diffuse the discipline in the 18th century.


The Asilomar Conference convened (which traced itself back to the Gordon Conference of 1973). For the first time, attorneys and scientists met together to discuss the possible biological and ecological risks tied to the advent of recombinant DNA technology and to identify dangerous experiments, rendering it necessary to proceed with a moratorium on the international level.


Interdisciplinary Encyclopedia of Religion and Science

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