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December 29, 1790 marks the death of the famous mathematician Thomas Fuller, known as the "Mental Calculator".

Died on December 29, 1790, the late Thomas Fuller was an African slave known for his skills in mathematics. He was captured in Africa by white slaves and shipped to the USA in 1724 when he was only 14.

He was so good at math, he could do unimaginable calculations. One day when they asked him how many seconds there were in a year and a half, he answered in approximately two minutes, 47304000. Pro-abolitionists and white philanthropists used his talent as proof that Black slaves were equal to Whites in intelligence.

Thomas Fuller, was a very great Mathematician, but unfortunately forgotten about history.

Source: The Teacher

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