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Today is John Kemeny's Birthday!
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John Kemeny!

Born:  May 31, 1929
in Budapest, Hungary

Died:  December 26, 1992 

Hanover, New Hampshire
Kemeny will probably be best remembered as the creator, together with Thomas Kurtz, of the BASIC programming language. But Kemeny has several other claims to fame. In the 1950s, he helped develop the math department at Dartmouth College, in the 1970s he served as president of this institution, and at the end of that decade he was appointed by President Carter to head the commission investigating the Three Mile Island nuclear disaster.