# 1,257,787/Historical Note

## Historical Note on $1 \, 257 \, 787$
The Mersenne number $M_{1 \, 257 \, 787} = 2^{1 \, 257 \, 787} - 1$ was demonstrated to be a Mersenne prime by David Slowinski and Paul Gage.
This discovery was announced on $2$ September $1996$.