Apr 15, 2009

April 15, 1726: Apple Doesn't Fall Far From Physicist

(Wired) - 1726: Isaac Newton tells a biographer the story of how an apple falling in his garden prompted him to develop his law of universal gravitation. It will become an enduring origin story in the annals of science, and it may even be true. Continued

Photo: Portrait statue of Newton along the balustrade by the Visitors' Gallery. Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C. by Carol Highsmith.