Mathematicians born on this day:
1566 : Giuseppe Biancani 
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1688 : Honoré Fabri 
George Chrystal  Honoré Fabri  William Hamilton 
George Chrystal (1851  1911)
The teaching of Algebra in the early stages ought to consist of a gradual generalisation of Arithmetic; in other words, Algebra ought, in the first instance to be taught as Arithmetica Universalis in the strictest sense.
Preface to Algebra (1886)
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