Mathematicians born on this day:
1819 : George Salmon 
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1777 : Johann Heinrich Lambert 
George Salmon  Johann Lambert  Barnabé Brisson 
Johann H Lambert (1728  1777)
I am undecided wheter or not the Milky Way is but one of countless others all of which form an entire system. Perhaps the light from these infinitely distant galaxies is so faint that we cannot see them.
Quoted in E Maor, To infinity and beyond (Princeton 1991)
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