Mathematicians born on this day:
1853 : Gregorio RicciCurbastro 
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1665 : Pierre Fermat 
Pierre de Fermat  Hermann Minkowski  James Thomson 
Pierre Fermat (1601  1665)
[In the margin of his copy of Diophantus's Arithmetica, Fermat wrote]
To divide a cube into two other cubes, a fourth power or in general any power whatever into two powers of the same denomination above the second is impossible, and I have assuredly found an admirable proof of this, but the margin is too narrow to contain it.
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