20th October

Mathematicians who were born or died on 20th October

Mathematicians born on this day:

1632 : Christopher Wren
1827 : Charles Merrifield
1863 : William Young
1865 : Aleksandr P Kotelnikov
1881 : George Waddel Snedecor
1904 : Hans Lewy
1914 : R H Bing

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1896 : Félix Tisserand
1972 : Harlow Shapley
1974 : Harold Ruse
1984 : Paul Dirac
1987 : Andrey Kolmogorov

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Christopher Wren William Young Paul Dirac

A quotation for today

Andrey Kolmogorov (1903 - 1987)

The theory of probability as mathematical discipline can and should be developed from axioms in exactly the same way as Geometry and Algebra.

Foundations of the Theory of Probability

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

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