"Isaac Newton and the Principia" Opens at National Museum of American History, March 23, 1987

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"Isaac Newton and the Principia: Three Hundred Years" opens at the National Museum of American History. The exhibition marks the 1687 publication of Newton's "Principia Mathematica," cornerstone of modern physics and an important influence in the study of chemistry, electricity, and magnetism.


  • Newton, Isaac Sir 1642-1727
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • "Isaac Newton and the Principia" 1987: National Museum of American History


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Smithsonian Year 1987. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1988, p. 128.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 405, Box 1, Folder 1987, Calendar of Events March 1987.

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March 23, 1987


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