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Happy Birthday, Isaac Newton: Birth of Physicist Who Discovered Gravity Celebrated on Christmas Day
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
While many people around the world are opening presents and gathering with family as part of honoring of the birth of baby Jesus, some science enthusiasts are also celebrating another kind of luminary: Sir Isaac Newton. The physicist and mathematician was born on December 25, 1642, using the older style Julian calendar, according to Encyclopedia Britannica. The tale of an apple hitting Newton on the head is likely exaggerated. read more


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