Mathematicians born on this day:
1755 : Parseval 
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1936 : Pearson 
Paul Gordan  Karl Pearson  George Jeffery 
Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty  Mathematician of the week 
Karl Pearson (1857  1936)
The mathematician, carried along on his flood of symbols, dealing apparently with purely formal truths, may still reach results of endless importance for our description of the physical universe.
Quoted in N Rose Mathematical Maxims and Minims (Raleigh N C 1988)
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