Mathematicians born on this day:
1678 : Montmort 
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1449 : Ulugh Beg 
Ernest Hobson  Ulugh Beg  Heinrich Scherk 
Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty  Mathematician of the week 
Ulugh Beg (1393  1449)
It is the duty of every true Muslim, man and woman, to strive after knowledge.
[quoting the Hadith. Inscribed on his gate in Bukhara, 1417]
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