Mathematicians born on this day:
1765 : Ruffini 
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1703 : Viviani 
Michael Faraday  Paolo Ruffini  Charles Ehresmann 
Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty  Mathematician of the week 
Michael Faraday (1791  1867)
A centre of excellence is, by definition, a place where second class people may perform first class work.
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