Back In The Day… 10 December 2011

Today marks the 196th birthday of Ada Lovelace, the Enchantress of Numbers. She’s been mentioned on this blog a few times before, but needless to say she’s a leading figure in the history of computing and one of the great women of science.

It’s also the anniversary of 1907’s Brown Dog Riots, a series of protests against vivisection in London. My post on them is here.

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