Mathematicians Of The Day

21st October

On this day in 1854 Florence Nightingale embarked for the Crimea with thirty-eight nurses: ten Roman Catholic Sisters, eight Anglican Sisters of Mercy, six nurses from St John's Institute, and fourteen from various hospitals.

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Quotation of the day

From Martin Gardner
One would be hard put to find a set of whole numbers with a more fascinating history and more elegant properties surrounded by greater depths of mystery and more totally useless than the perfect numbers.