Great moments in statistics


  • Carlos Gómez Grajalez,

  • Eileen Magnello,

  • Robert Woods,

  • Julian Champkin


How did the ancient Babylonians feed their people? How did Florence Nightingale transform nursing? How did the allies make D-Day a success? How do you know that smoking may kill you? The answers are all “by using statistics”. To accompany the timeline overleaf we present a selection of great statistical landmarks of the past – moments when statistics changed history.