8th June

Mathematicians who were born or died on 8th June

Mathematicians born on this day:

1625 : Giovanni Cassini
1745 : Caspar Wessel
1858 : Charlotte Angas Scott
1860 : Alicia Boole Stott
1870 : Peter Pinkerton
1896 : Eleanor Pairman
1905 : Hubert Linfoot
1923 : Gloria Olive
1924 : Samuel Karlin

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1882 : John Scott Russell
1893 : Joel E Hendricks
1935 : Alexander von Brill
1943 : Mihailo Petrović
1948 : Giacomo Albanese
1966 : Paddy Kennedy
1988 : Roger Lyndon

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Giovanni Cassini Charlotte Angas Scott Alicia Boole Stott

A quotation for today

Giovanni Cassini (1625 - 1712)

Light takes some time to come from the satellite to us; and it takes approximately ten or eleven minutes to traverse a distance equal to the semi-diameter of the Earth's orbit.

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