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1773 – Nathaniel Bowditch was born in Salem, Massachusetts. He was reared poor but became a wealthy merchant, president of a marine insurance company in Salem, and an accomplished mathematician, navigator, ans scholar. He wrote The American Practical Navigator (1802). Read more about Nathaniel Bowditch.