Mathematicians born on this day:
1795 : Whish 
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1586 : Wittich 
Bernard de Fontenelle  Maria Gaetana Agnesi  Caroline Herschel 
Harry S Vandiver (1882  1973)
It is not known if there are infinitely many Wilson primes. This question seems to be of such a character that if I should come to life any time after my death and some mathematician were to tell me that it had definitely been settled, I think I would immediately drop dead again.
[Wilson primes satisfy (p  1)! = 1 mod p^{2}.
5, 13 and 563 are the only Wilson primes less than 5 × 10^{8} ]
Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)
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