Mathematicians born on this day:
1667 : de Moivre 
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1833 : William Morgan 
Abraham de Moivre  William Morgan  Otto Neugebauer 
Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty  Mathematician of the week 
Otto Neugebauer (1899  1990)
It seems to me that all the evidence points to Apollonius as the founder of Greek mathematical astronomy.
Quoted in C B Boyer, A History of Mathematics (New York 1968)
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