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Submitted by nadia (Pakistan), Oct 25, 2007 at 02:16

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindu-Arabic_numeral_system
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_zero
"The first documented use of zero in the Hindu-Arabic numeral system occurred towards the end of the 9th century. However, the Arabic numerals were totally unknown in Europe until about the end of the first millennium and were not generally used before Renaissance time."

I suppose wikipedia is forcing Hinduism and Islam on people by projecting this well-known (well among Academic circles) fact.

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