Mathematicians born on this day:
1774 : Olinthus Gregory 
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1715 : Bernard Lamy 
Eduard Kummer  Bernard Lamy  William Ferrel 
Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty  Mathematician of the week 
It is greatly to be lamented that this virtue of the real integers that they can be decomposed into prime factors which are slways the same for a given integer does not belong to the complex integers [of arbitrary cyclotomic number fields], for were this the case, the entire theory, which is still labouring under many difficulties, could easily be resolved and brought to a conclusion.
De numeris complexis, qui racidibus unitates et numeris integris realibus constant 1847
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