Mathematicians Of The Day

19th August

On this day in 1791, Benjamin Banneker wrote to Thomas Jefferson, then Secretary of State, on 19 August 1791 sending him a manuscript of his Almanac.

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Quotation of the day

From Blaise Pascal
[I feel] engulfed in the infinite immensity of spaces whereof I know nothing, and which know nothing of me, I am terrified The eternal silence of these infinite spaces alarms me.
Pensées (1670)