Mathematicians born on this day:
1605 : Boulliau 
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1667 : Golius 
Pierre de Maupertuis  John Leech  Edwin Hubble 
Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty  Mathematician of the week 
Julian Coolidge (1873  1954)
[Upon proving that the best betting strategy for "Gambler's Ruin" was to bet all on the first trial.]
It is true that a man who does this is a fool. I have only proved that a man who does anything else is an even bigger fool.
Quoted in H Eves Return to Mathematical Circles (Boston 1988)
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