## Mathematicians Of The Day

### 4th July

On this day in 1862, Lewis Carroll took Alice Liddell and her sisters rowing on the Isis at Oxford and told them a story which later became

*Alice in Wonderland*.
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##### Born:

- 1788: Fearon Fallows Ⓟ
- 1868: Henrietta Swan Leavitt Ⓟ
- 1906: Daniel Rutherford Ⓟ
- 1917: Moshe Livsic Ⓟ
- 1923: Dan Mostow Ⓟ
- 1928: Jürgen Moser Ⓟ

##### Died:

- 1742: Guido Grandi Ⓟ
- 1901: P G Tait Ⓟ
- 1954: Eustachy Żyliński Ⓟ
- 1956: Bernard Childs Ⓟ
- 1962: T J J See Ⓟ
- 1981: Niels Norlund Ⓟ
- 1986: Oscar Zariski Ⓟ
- 1990: Marshall Hall Jr Ⓟ
- 1993: Alston Householder Ⓟ
- 2002: Laurent Schwartz Ⓟ
- 2006: Nathan Mendelsohn Ⓟ

#### Quotation of the day

##### From P G Tait

Perhaps to the student there is no part of elementary mathematics so repulsive as is spherical geometry.