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Monday, April 18, 2016

Jersey Post 2016
Sir Isaac Newton Commemorative Sheet





COUNTRY: JERSEY POST
ISSUE DATE: 15 April 2016
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STAMP DESIGN: Jersey Post








Sir Isaac Newton published his mathematical proof of gravity in the year 1687 but it was in 1666 when he observed an apple falling from a tree which led him to ponder the existence of a univeral force.


Newton himself often told the story that he was inspired to formulate his theory of gravitation by watching the fall of an apple from a tree. Although it has been said that the apple story is a myth and that he did not arrive at his theory of gravity in any single moment, acquaintances of Newton (such as William Stukeley, whose manuscript account of 1752 has been made available by the Royal Society) do in fact confirm the incident, though not the cartoon version that the apple actually hit Newton's head.



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