Mathematicians born on this day:
1868 : James Craig 
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1728 : Reyneau 
Felix Bernstein  Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevskii  Claude Shannon 
Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty  Mathematician of the week 
Nikolay Lobachevsky (1792  1856)
There is no branch of mathematics, however abstract, which may not some day be applied to phenomena of the real world.
Quoted in N Rose Mathematical Maxims and Minims (Raleigh N C 1988).
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