Mathematicians born on this day:
1667 : Johann Bernoulli 
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1759 : Maupertuis 
Johann Bernoulli  George Airy  Pierre de Maupertuis 
Johann Bernoulli (1667  1748)
I recognize the lion by his claw.
[After reading an anonymous solution to a problem that he realized was Newton's solution.]
Quoted in G. Simmons, Calculus Gems, New York: McGraw Hill, 1992
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