November 02

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1986 At a Sinn Féin Árd Fheis, delegates voted to change the party’s constitution to allow members to sit in Dáil Éireann. Gerry Adams (37) was elected president.
  • 1815  George Boole, the founder of pure mathematics and of computer science, first professor of mathematics at Queen’s College, Cork (1849), born in Lincoln.

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