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Newton was born during a 150-year-period where England used a different calendar from the rest of Europe.
As a result, while Newton was born on December 25, 1642 in England, his birthday was January 4, 1643 everywhere else.
Ed first appeared in 1987 on City By Night, a talk show on Newton Cable, a now-defunct offbeat indie cable network.Canada’s Subversive Sock Puppet: Ed the Sock Isn’t Afraid to Say Anything|Soraya Roberts|November 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But one musher this year was a seemingly improbable contender: Newton Marshall hails from St. Anne, Jamaica.
So how did Newton Marshall, a resident of Jamaica, end up in the competition?
Halifax has also the credit of bestowing office upon Newton and patronising Congreve.English Literature and Society in the Eighteenth Century|Leslie Stephen
Who could be that fellow whom Mary Bonner preferred to him—with all Newton to back his suit?Ralph the Heir|Anthony Trollope
Shakspeare and the poets sowed the seed, which Newton and the philosophers reaped.History of Civilization in England, Vol. 3 of 3|Henry Thomas Buckle
"That you will always be, I'm sure," returned Newton, warmly.A Crooked Path|Mrs. Alexander
From 1877 he was pastor at Newton Centre until his death in 1885.Unitarianism in America|George Willis Cooke
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unit of force, 1904, named in honor of Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727).
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See Newton's law of gravitation Newton's laws of motion.
The British mathematician and physicist Sir Isaac Newton stands as one of the greatest scientists of all time. Newton spent most of his working life at Cambridge University. In 1665, the year he received his bachelor's degree, an outbreak of the bubonic plague caused Cambridge to close for two years. Newton returned to his family home in Lincolnshire and, working alone, did some of his most important scientific work. Perhaps his greatest achievement was to demonstrate that scientific principles have universal applications. His universal law of gravitation states that there is an attractive force acting between all bodies in the universe. According to the famous-and possibly true-story, he observed an apple falling from a tree and, remarkably, connected the force drawing the apple to the ground with that keeping the Moon in its orbit. Along with his law of gravitation, Newton's three laws of motion, which laid the basis for the science of mechanics, bridged the gap between scientific thinking about terrestrial and celestial dynamics. The laws are: (1) A body at rest or moving in a straight line will continue to do so unless acted upon by an external force; (2) The acceleration of a moving object is proportional to and in the same direction as the force acting on it and inversely proportional to the object's mass; and (3) For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. For nearly 400 years these laws have remained unchallenged; even Einstein's Theory of Relativity is consistent with them. Newton stated his laws of motion in his 1687 masterpiece, the Principia Mathematica, in which he also introduced his formulation of the calculus (what we now call simply calculus, a different version of which was simultaneously developed by Leibnitz). In optics, Newton demonstrated that white light contains all the colors of the spectrum and provided strong evidence that light was composed of particles.