Mathematicians born on this day:
1859 : Boris Yakovlevic Bukreev 
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1949 : James McBride 
John E Littlewood  Witold Hurewicz  Maurice Kendall 
John E Littlewood (1885  1977)
A good mathematical joke is better, and better mathematics, than a dozen mediocre papers.
A Mathematician's Miscellany, 1953
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