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April 15, 2013 | By Deborah Netburn, Post has been corrected. See note at bottom for details.
Leonhard Euler, a Swiss mathematician who continued to work on complex equations from memory even after he went blind, is honored in Monday's Google Doodle on the 306th anniversary of his birth. Euler, who wrote nearly 900 books over the course of his career on topics such as lunar motion, optics, acoustics, algebra, calculus, geometry and number theory, is one of the most prolific and important mathematicians of the 18th century, and possibly of all time. He was so prolific that a St. Petersburg, Russia, academy continued to publish his unpublished works for at least 30 years after his death in 1783.
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April 15, 2013 | By Deborah Netburn, Post has been corrected. See note at bottom for details.
Leonhard Euler, a Swiss mathematician who continued to work on complex equations from memory even after he went blind, is honored in Monday's Google Doodle on the 306th anniversary of his birth. Euler, who wrote nearly 900 books over the course of his career on topics such as lunar motion, optics, acoustics, algebra, calculus, geometry and number theory, is one of the most prolific and important mathematicians of the 18th century, and possibly of all time. He was so prolific that a St. Petersburg, Russia, academy continued to publish his unpublished works for at least 30 years after his death in 1783.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1995
It took Dale Hines 24 years to build a sailboat in his back yard. But it took him just a couple of minutes to lose the engine's operating manual. The 80-year-old Torrance resident launched his 32-ton, 50-foot boat last month, much to the surprise of his neighbors who never thought the concrete craft would see an ocean wave.
BUSINESS
June 11, 2009 | Ronald D. White
Deep inside the nation's busiest seaport lurks the old Southwest Marine shipyard, a collection of rusting corrugated-metal buildings, broken windows and dark interiors that has appeared in more than a dozen films and television shows, including "Die Hard," "24" and "CSI: Miami." But these days, the 38-acre site at the Port of Los Angeles is the setting for another kind of high-stakes drama, this time involving competing visions of the port's future.
BUSINESS
May 22, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
American Ship Building Co. said Vice Admiral Paul Butcher will replace George Steinbrenner as chairman and chief executive. Butcher, 60, retired from the Navy earlier this month. He was chief of staff and deputy commander-in-chief of the U.S. Transportation Command during Operation Desert Storm. "Much of the credit for our country's great mobilization--called the largest undertaking of its kind in recent history--is due to the efforts of TRANSCOM," said a spokesman for the Tampa, Fla.
TRAVEL
November 10, 1991 | SHIRLEY SLATER and HARRY BASCH
The world's three largest cruise ships have been built in the vast shipyard of Cantiers d'Atlantique on the foggy coast of Brittany, France. Two of them are 74,000-ton vessels capable of carrying as many as 2,766 passengers each--Monarch of the Seas, which enters service in the Caribbean next Sunday, and sister ship Majesty of the Seas, which is expected to arrive in Miami April 26.
NEWS
June 29, 2003 | Tom Stuckey, Associated Press Writer
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- While British troops were attacking Washington on Aug. 24, 1814, a minor skirmish in the War of 1812 was taking place at Bodkin Point near the mouth of the Patapsco River south of Baltimore. Writing in his journal, a British Royal Marine lieutenant recorded that the HMS Menelaus, captained by Sir Peter Parker, had burned "a fine schooner named the Lion of Baltimore."
BUSINESS
June 11, 2009 | Ronald D. White
Deep inside the nation's busiest seaport lurks the old Southwest Marine shipyard, a collection of rusting corrugated-metal buildings, broken windows and dark interiors that has appeared in more than a dozen films and television shows, including "Die Hard," "24" and "CSI: Miami." But these days, the 38-acre site at the Port of Los Angeles is the setting for another kind of high-stakes drama, this time involving competing visions of the port's future.
SPORTS
November 5, 1986
George Steinbrenner, principal owner of the New York Yankees and American Ship Building Co., won a non-binding jury verdict for more than $23 million in a civil securities fraud case he had initiated against a number of business associates and corporations in 1981.
NEWS
June 29, 2003 | Tom Stuckey, Associated Press Writer
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- While British troops were attacking Washington on Aug. 24, 1814, a minor skirmish in the War of 1812 was taking place at Bodkin Point near the mouth of the Patapsco River south of Baltimore. Writing in his journal, a British Royal Marine lieutenant recorded that the HMS Menelaus, captained by Sir Peter Parker, had burned "a fine schooner named the Lion of Baltimore."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1995
It took Dale Hines 24 years to build a sailboat in his back yard. But it took him just a couple of minutes to lose the engine's operating manual. The 80-year-old Torrance resident launched his 32-ton, 50-foot boat last month, much to the surprise of his neighbors who never thought the concrete craft would see an ocean wave.
TRAVEL
November 10, 1991 | SHIRLEY SLATER and HARRY BASCH
The world's three largest cruise ships have been built in the vast shipyard of Cantiers d'Atlantique on the foggy coast of Brittany, France. Two of them are 74,000-ton vessels capable of carrying as many as 2,766 passengers each--Monarch of the Seas, which enters service in the Caribbean next Sunday, and sister ship Majesty of the Seas, which is expected to arrive in Miami April 26.
BUSINESS
May 22, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
American Ship Building Co. said Vice Admiral Paul Butcher will replace George Steinbrenner as chairman and chief executive. Butcher, 60, retired from the Navy earlier this month. He was chief of staff and deputy commander-in-chief of the U.S. Transportation Command during Operation Desert Storm. "Much of the credit for our country's great mobilization--called the largest undertaking of its kind in recent history--is due to the efforts of TRANSCOM," said a spokesman for the Tampa, Fla.
SPORTS
August 10, 1990 | From Associated Press
George Steinbrenner used his 20-year relationship with the FBI to get special help from the bureau's agents, particularly for information on gambler Howard Spira, according to published reports. The National reported Thursday that Steinbrenner's relationship with FBI agents in Tampa, Fla., where the New York Yankee owner operates a ship building company, helped build an extortion case against Spira.
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