28th December

Mathematicians who were born or died on 28th December

Mathematicians born on this day:

1808 : Athanase Dupré
1877 : David Drysdale
1882 : Arthur Eddington
1903 : John von Neumann
1930 : Bruce Kellogg

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1663 : Francesco Grimaldi
1827 : Robert Woodhouse
1871 : John Pratt
1919 : Johannes Robert Rydberg
1935 : Ellice Horsburgh
1944 : Richard Fuchs
1951 : Neil McArthur
1964 : Edwin Wilson

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Arthur Eddington John von Neumann John Pratt

A quotation for today

Arthur Eddington (1882 - 1944)

Human life is proverbially uncertain; few things are more certain than the solvency of a life-insurance company.

Quoted in J R Newman, The World of Mathematics (New York 1956)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

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