Mathematicians born on this day:
1677 : Doppelmayr 
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1783 : Bézout 
Hans Hahn 
Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty  Mathematician of the week 
William Edge (1904  1997)
Algebra exists only for the elucidation of geometry.
Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)
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