Mathematicians born on this day:
1768 : Servois 
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1878 : Zolotarev 
Egor Zolotarev  Aleksandr Yakovlevich Khinchin 
Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty  Mathematician of the week 
Francois Servois (1768  1847)
[The infinitesimals] neither have nor can have theory; in practise it is a dangerous instrument in the hands of beginners ... anticipating, for my part, the judgement of posterity, I would predict that this method will be accused one day, and rightly, of having retarded the progress of the mathematical sciences.
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