A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from April 24, 2020
“Think you’re bored? Sir Isaac Newton invented calculus during the plague”

It has been pointed out, during the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic and at other times, that some people have used isolation to great advantage. “Happy birthday to Isaac Newton, who, at the age of 26, invented calculus because his school was closed due to the plague, and he was bored” was posted on Twitter by Carey Ahr on December 25, 2011. “When Isaac Newton was quarantined, he invented calculus. When Shakespeare was quarantined because of the plague, he wrote ‘King Lear.’ When I had to stay home in high school because I had mono, I watched ‘Let’s Make a Deal’ and ‘The Price Is Right’” was posted on Twitter by John Kelly on March 14, 2020.

This Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1726) fact is sometimes made into a joke about calculus. “When Newton was quarantined due to the plague, he invented calculus. Any idea how bored you have to be to invent calculus?!” was posted on Facebook by Bubble & Squeak Craft Beer and Wine on April 4, 2020. “Think 𝙮𝙤𝙪’𝙧𝙚 bored? Sir Isaac Newton invented calculus during a plague. You know how bored you have to be to invent calculus?” was posted on Facebook by American Conservative Voice on April 12, 2020.


Wikipedia: 2019-20 coronavirus outbreak
The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic is an ongoing global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The outbreak was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei, China, in December 2019, and was recognised as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020.

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Carey Ahr
@careyahr
Happy birthday to Isaac Newton, who, at the age of 26, invented calculus because his school was closed due to the plague, and he was bored.
10:51 AM · Dec 25, 2011·Twitter Web Client

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Hannah
@h_thoreson
Good news for everyone worried about #coronavirus: Isaac Newton developed the law of gravitation, invented calculus, and discovered the three laws of motion all during the 2 years that his university was closed due to the plague!
10:19 PM · Feb 18, 2020·Twitter Web App

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John Ruddy
@jruddy99
I would point out that Isaac Newton “self-isolated” in 1666 when the plague hit Cambridge. He discovered the laws of Gravity, invented calculus and made startling discoveries in optics.
3:47 AM · Mar 11, 2020·Twitter Web App

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Advaid (അദ്വൈത്)
@Advaidism
Isaac Newton invented Calculus & Laws of motion while being Quarantined during the Bubonic Plague..
When Shakespeare was Quarantined because of the plague, he wrote King Lear..
Today I learnt how to make Mulaku (Chilli) Bajji. So I have very high expectations for all of you..
7:37 AM · Mar 14, 2020·Twitter Web App

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John Kelly
@JohnKelly
When Isaac Newton was quarantined, he invented calculus. When Shakespeare was quarantined because of the plague, he wrote “King Lear.” When I had to stay home in high school because I had mono, I watched “Let’s Make a Deal” and “The Price Is Right.”
9:59 AM · Mar 14, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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Bubble & Squeak Craft Beer and Wine
April 4, 2020 at 12:42 PM ·
When Newton was quarantined due to the plague, he invented calculus. Any idea how bored you have to be to invent calculus?!

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Our Lady’s Bower Parents Association
April 5, 2020 at 3:25 PM ·
When Newton was quarantined due to the plague, he invented calculus. Any idea how bored you have to be to invent calculus?!

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Complete Care (4999 De Zavala Rd., San Antonio)
April 9, 2020 at 8:22 AM ·
When Newton was quarantined due to the plague, he invented calculus. Any idea how bored you have to be to invent calculus?!

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Guil Cald
@GuilCald
When Newton was quarantined due to the plague, he invented calculus. Any idea how bored you have to be to invent calculus?! #COVID__19 #StayHomeSaveLifes
12:00 PM · Apr 11, 2020·Twitter for Android

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@1soonernut
@Just_JD38 When Newton was quarantined due to the plague, he invented calculus. Any idea how bored you have to be to invent calculus?!
2:22 PM · Apr 11, 2020·Twitter for Android

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American Conservative Voice
April 12, 2020 at 6:45 PM ·
Think 𝙮𝙤𝙪’𝙧𝙚 bored?
Sir Isaac Newton invented calculus during a plague.
You know how bored you have to be to invent calculus?

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JEFF
@ConservativU
Think you’re bored ?!?
When Sir Isaac Newton invented calculus, it was during the Plague of 1665.
Do you have any idea how bored you have to be to invent calculus ???
#Calculus #SirIsaacNewton
#Plague #Quarantine #QuarantineLife
https://mathtutordvd.com/public/How-Isaac-Newton-Changed-the-World-with-the-Invention-of-Calculus.cfm
6:21 PM · Apr 13, 2020·Twitter for Android

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Lori Annie
@HighPockets65
When Sir Isaac Newton invented Calculus, it was during the plague.
How bored do you have to be to invent Calculus?
~Author Unknown
10:23 AM · Apr 14, 2020·Twitter Web App

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serendipity always
@Abhi972
Think you’re bored?
Sir Isaac Newton invented calculus
during the plague.
Do you have any idea of
how bored you must be
to invent calculus?
9:47 AM · Apr 25, 2020·Twitter for Android

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