Mathematicians Of The Day

4th March

On this day in 1675, King Charles II appointed Flamsteed his astronomical observer by Royal Warrant. From his salary of £100 he had to pay £10 taxes and also provide all his own instruments.

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Quotation of the day

From Lajos Martin
I want to glance at the influence of the flying machine on the life in future. New life conditions will develop: the transportation will depend less on the railways ... society will insure itself with new international contracts and agreements.
Inaugural address at Kolozsvar University (1872)